Charlie Stubbs has one passion in life – playing football. When his family moved from Dublin to Manchester it was hard, but at least he was close to his favourite team. Manchester United. Now twelve, Charlie’s been in top form all season for the Salford Devils and a scout from Manchester United has been keeping a close eye on him! With his beloved grandfather coming to visit, everything is looking great ...
But then tragedy strikes and Charlie’s life turns upside down. A hurried move back to Dublin, his family dealing with a deep loss – and his football career stalled.
Then Charlie discovers that his grandfather was a great soccer player. He hears about The Legends' Lair and he soon sets his sights on organising one more tournament on the legendary football ground. But what old rivalries and buried tensions will he open?
It’s all to play for in LEGENDS’ LAIR………
what O'Brien captures so well is the aura of the game. He handles with aplomb the sheer fun of playing a game with grace … O'Brien doesn't avoid the bumps in the road but invests the story with a lightness that suggests not pursuing daunting projects is more burdensome than marching straight into them. A joyful approach to sports … and a salute to the importance of understanding history
a story of rivalries, old and new, which will appeal to both girls and boys
CBI Recommended Reads 2016
perfect read for young soccer fans
Football fans of 9+ will love
'Legends' Lair' is a must-read for young football fans this summer’
Football fans will thoroughly enjoy this inspiring story … Charlie is an excellent character and boys will readily identify with him through his hopes and frustrations. A good way to encourage sports-mad children to enjoy reading
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