180 x 90 x 10 mm
Many greats of Australian Football have hailed from the bush, and Pencil O'Reilly is desperate to add his name to the list. A teenage football star from a close-knit family, Brett "Pencil" O'Reilly (like all good footy players he's got a nickname, and his came from being pencil-thin) seems destined to fulfill his dream when he is drafted by his beloved Essendon. However, when his family comes calling for help after a loved one suffers an accident, Pencil answers the call – putting his footy career at risk. Experienced author Jim Howes delivers a winner with his first footy book – a delightful, humorous and easy read that will appeal both to those who love the game and those who want to learn about it. The book is supported by the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation.
This new edition is revised and updated to include new coach James Hird.
Jim Howes has written more than 100 books for children of all ages – from early school years to teenagers. His work is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, including the hugely popular The Rude Dictionary. He has worked in television, where he helped create the award-winning Lift Off, and has written for magazines and radio, winning several national and international awards for his work.
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