Over the Line PDF Æ Over the PDF \ Paperback

Over the Line PDF Æ Over the PDF \ Paperback

Over the Line ❮PDF❯ ✯ Over the Line ⚣ Author Tom Palmer – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Based on a true story of a sporting hero s experience in the trenches Jack is to make his debut as a professional footballer, but it s and the world is at war Talk of sportsmen s cowardice leads to t Based on a true story of a sporting hero s experience in the trenches Jack is to make his debut as a professional footballer, but it sand the world is at war Talk of sportsmen s cowardice leads to the formation of a Footballers Battalion and Jack has little choice but to join up Jack and his team mates will have to survive a waking nightmare if they are ever to play again.


10 thoughts on “Over the Line

  1. Mrs G Mrs G says:

    Based on a true story, this book would appeal to football fans of about 10 Set in WW1 it doesn t skimp on some gruesome details, but has some good description of the beautiful game too Could be good for reluctant readers as it has short chapters and is an interesting subject the true story element adds appeal.


  2. Jade Whitehead-lyon Jade Whitehead-lyon says:

    Great story which thoroughly hooked the boys within my class at school, they were enthusiastic and couldn t wait to find out what happened to the footballers during the war Equally enthused were the girls who enjoyed comparing their lives with the characters in the book and also empathising with them.


  3. A Severs A Severs says:

    Tells of the harsh realities of The Great War in no holds barred way relative to the intended audience s age but with the moments of hope that football brought to the lives of soldiers in the Footballers Batallion Based on true stories and expertly told Gripping stuff.


  4. Wendy Bamber Wendy Bamber says:

    Perfect mix of football action and fairly gritty trench warfare I loved that this was based on real people and events Great for reluctant readers age 10.


  5. Alasdair Eaves Alasdair Eaves says:

    Read this with my 9yr old daughter her choice Both really enjoyed its highs and lows.


  6. Marj Osborne Marj Osborne says:

    Based on true events, this is a great little novel for reluctant boy middle grade readers, especially those interested in soccer and or war stories as it s a combination of both At times gritty in its details of war, even though there s a low level of vocabulary, the tone is not condescendingfactual even proper , which suits the era than anything Suitability Year 6 9 boys.


  7. Steven Kay Steven Kay says:

    This is a great little story for any child aged 10 , or teen, who is into football and also likes Horrible Histories, combining as it does a tale of survival of a footballer with accounts of the battlefields of Flanders in the First World War The main character, Jack Cock, based on a real person, played professionally for Huddersfield and Chelsea and was part of the Footballers Battalion It is well researched all the historical details read authentically so it would be also be good for t This is a great little story for any child aged 10 , or teen, who is into football and also likes Horrible Histories, combining as it does a tale of survival of a footballer with accounts of the battlefields of Flanders in the First World War The main character, Jack Cock, based on a real person, played professionally for Huddersfield and Chelsea and was part of the Footballers Battalion It is well researched all the historical details read authentically so it would be also be good for teachers wanting to give kids, who may not find World War 1 very motivating, a way in that the football angle may provide The only historical inaccuracy I found was that, when a game is played at Highbury in 1915, the ground is described as having a glass and stone entrance and marble halls that, I believe, didn t arrive until 1932.http stevek1889.blogspot.co.uk 2014


  8. Anthony Anthony says:

    Follows the main character, Jack based on a real person who was a professional footballer, then a soldier in the First World War in the Footballers Battalion Covers his experiences in the war, including trench warfare, and well described action scenes on the football pitch, too.


  9. Keavie Keavie says:

    It s good on last page


  10. Judy Newson Judy Newson says:

    Easy read aimed at 10 13 years a good introduction to the life of soldiers in the first world war Also should be popular with mature football mad kids.


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