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Runaway success
Runaway success
Parry, Sarah W.200803UU
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Who is Barty Boar? Nobody knows the true identity of Barton Vale FCs infamous mascot. Archie Carr, 11-year-old son of star striker Gavin Carr, is determined to de-mask him, and when he does an unlikely friendship begins leading them into a series of misadventures with hilarious results. Who is Barty Boar? Nobody knows the true identity of Barton Vale FCs infamous mascot. Archie Carr, 11-year-old son of star striker Gavin Carr, is determined to de-mask him, and when he does an unlikely friendship begins leading them into a series of misadventures with hilarious results, especially when Barty is given a new sidekick - the enchanting Betsy Boar, whom he hates on sight! Meanwhile, Archie's twin sister Rosie is fighting for her place in the boys' football team, when she discovers that fellow midfielder Kieran Gregg is a budding goalkeeper. No one can find out, least of all Kieran's football star dad, who is dead against his son playing between the sticks! And what is it that lurks beneath Barton Hall School? Something scary enough to bring in a team of television ghost hunters. It's an opportunity Archie can't miss, and with his usual daring, decides to join in the ghost hunt uninvited and gets the shock of his life!.Review: "S W Parry's first book was a superb novel enjoyed by my two boys. Her latest book, RUNAWAY SUCCESS, is an absorbing read and keeps you engaged with the characters all the way through the novel. Well done, and a must read for any young football fan." -- Gary Speed, Bolton Wanderers FC. "An exciting book for anyone who loves football -- I really enjoyed it..." -- Karen Carney, Arsenal Ladies. "RUNAWAY SUCCESS is an even more enjoyable read than its predecessor... a great story that keeps you turning the pages!" -- www.thebookbag.co.uk -- The Book Bag also gave the book four stars out of five and a Great Fun, Recommended rating. "This is a fantastic football story and a real costume drama! It's the most amoosing book I've read all year and really got my antlers up! It's an absolute moost read in my opinion!" -- Marvin the Moose, Cambridge United FC. "I liked this book very much... Girls and boys aged 10 or over would like this story." -- 10 year old Kian Kerrigan in the Sunday Express, March 16, 2008.
Main title:
Runaway success / Sarah W. Parry.
Imprint:
Evesham : Dogstar Publications Ltd : [distributor] Gardners Books Ltd, 2008.
Collation:
211 p. : ill., 1 coverstration ; 20x13 cm.
Notes:
Paperback.
ISBN:
9780955176517 (pbk)0955176514 (pbk)
Dewey class:
JFFICTION
Language:
English
BRN:
624699
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