This is a series of short biographies on England’s most talented players, John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Theo Walcott, Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney. Together they form the backbone of the England football team that will lead the nation into Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Each biography charts the player’s rise from unknown young talent to international star playing in the biggest football League in the world.
The books are aimed at the 8-14 year old market and are full of facts and trivia that even the most avid football fan will find new and interesting. Football All Stars is an ideal series for parents or teachers looking for books that will captivate young readers.
Born in 1976, Rory Callan was educated in the Christian Brothers’ School in Dundalk, Ireland. He attended the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he studied Theology and History before completing his post graduate work in University College Dublin. He has worked as a secondary school teacher since 2001.It was in his role as a Special Educational Needs teacher that he encountered the difficulty of getting good quality books that could hold the interest of reluctant teenage readers. After many frustrating searches, he decided to write a series of football themed books for hi...
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