Where football saves the world - Alex Bellos

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Where football saves the world
Alex Bellos
Paperback / softback
Walker Books and Subsidiaries
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The second book in the groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through football.

This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. What is a vomitory? When do footballers wee? Where do goalkeepers let in chickens? When did women start playing football? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as biology, maths and history. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football.

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Alex Bellos writes about maths for the Guardian and is the author of two works of popular science, Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass as well as the mathematical colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year, and he ghost-wrote Pel's bestselling autobiography. He lives in West London.

Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty and his football articles have been published in over 20 countries. He is a director of Soccernomics, a football consultancy that helps teams improve their performance. He lives in North London.

Spike Gerrell is a prolific cartoonist known for his "spiky-nosed" illustrations. His work has been published in the New Scientist, Independent, Times Educational Supplement and Guardian. Spike lives in North London.

"Innovative, entertaining [.]"
The Bookseller

"Packed with even more amazing football facts, cartoons, jokes and real-life stories to intrigue and entertain."
The Week Junior

"We love this book series!"
Match of the Day Weekly

"The hilarious follow-up to the first Football School book I packed with even more amazing football facts, cartoons, jokes and real-life stories to intrigue and entertain."
The Week Junior

"A mix of cheeky text and fun cartoons [.] Perfect for getting kids to not just pick up a book but get hooked on subjects the might find a bore in class."
The Irish Sun

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