Kick by Mitch Johnson
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Kick by Mitch Johnson

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Kick by Mitch Johnson
Budi's going to play for the greatest team on earth, instead of sweating over each stitch he sews, each football boot he makes.
But one unlucky kick brings Budi's world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in Jakarta. Soon it isn't only Budi's dreams at stake, but his life.
A story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anything stand in your way.


Pages: 304
Age 11+
Size:19.8cm x 13.2cm

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Kick by Mitch Johnson
In the sweatshop, Budi makes football boots – the boots he sees his idols, the Real Madrid footballers, wearing. The boots he dreams of one day wearing himself. The only thing standing in his way is… everything. And when the gang lord who owns and runs the town gives Budi the ultimatum to steal a pair of shoes from the factory or lose his family, reality threatens to destroy Budi's world of dreams.

Reviews
"A brilliant debut" --John Boyne author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
"A must-read for fans of Mal Peet" --Tom Palmer, author of Football Academy
"To grow up with stories like these is the beginning of finding another world, lying at our feet." --Khalid Abdalla, star of The Kite Runner
"Fast-paced, funny and involving. Mitch Johnson is a brilliant writer" --Anjali Joseph, author of Saraswati Park
"A dazzling story of family, fate and football and one game-changing friendship" --Peter Bunzl, author of Cogheart


About the Author
After graduating from the University of East Anglia with an award-winning first class degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, Mitch completed Kick, his debut novel for middle grade readers. He was inspired to write it while working in a sports shop where he discovered a discarded, crumpled drinks sachet left in a shoebox between a brand-new pair of football boots. Mitch now works as a bookseller at Waterstones, Norwich, and writes in his spare time.

Pages: 304
Age 11+
Size:19.8cm x 13.2cm
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (1 Sept. 2017)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781474928151

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Code BKICK
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