ATLANTIS UNITED

Sports Academy Book 1

By
Gerard Siggins
Atlantis United

Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world!

Joe knows he has no chance of catching the mysterious scout’s eye – he loves football, but he’s by far the worst player in his club. Despite this, he’s whisked away to a remote island and teamed up with four other kids: Kim, Craig, Ajit and Jess.

 

 

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Five kids with one dream: to become the greatest sports stars in the world!

Joe knows he has no chance of catching the mysterious scout’s eye – he loves football, but he’s by far the worst player in his club. Despite this, he’s whisked away to a remote island and teamed up with four other kids: Kim, Craig, Ajit and Jess.

But there’s more to this island than meets the eye, as Joe learns it is home to the world’s greatest Sports Academy. With the help of eccentric, genius coaches, he and his new friends are gradually transformed into serious players in their own sports. But the Academy’s secrets are wanted by many others ...

Is someone is tracking them? Will Joe and Atlantis United escape the clutches of their mysterious pursuers? And can they possibly win their first big game deep in the jungles of Brazil?

 

Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin in 1962. Initially a sports journalist, he worked for many years in the Sunday Tribune, where he became assistant editor. He has written several books about cricket and rugby. His Rugby Spirit series has sold over 50,000 copies and is hugely popular with sports-loving children around the world. Gerard regularly visits schools to talk about his books.

short chapters and a fast-paced plot make this a good choice for more reluctant readers

Irish Independent

a highly original and intriguing action adventure story … The sporting detail is fascinating

lovereadingkids

a fascinating blend of fantasy and sports fiction, which will appeal to boys and girls; an excellent and unusual read with an interesting background

Parents in Touch

the dream of creating world class sports stars out of the lad who can’t pass the ball accurately or the girl too timid to tackle is the wonderful prospect explored in Atlantis United

Evening Echo

wonderful. Combining a determined, hopeful sports story with something that reads very like a James Bond novel, this grabbed me straight away.  Five very strong characters with true voices and diverse personalities, pull the reader straight into the action. There is adventure, espionage, intrigue and some amazing innovation. The reader may even pick up a few tips to help them up their own game. Siggins characteristic descriptive elements are present in force and are used to great effect to build a story that is really hard to put down. The passion and knowledge for his subject is transferred to the reader and, in this 'sports' story, there is something for everyone. Can't wait to read the next instalment

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