Bert loves playing football. He dreams of being a professional footballer for his local side West Farthing F.C. There is just one problem. Bert is a chicken.
Bert lives on Manor Side Farm where the other chickens make fun of him for being different – a chicken should not play football, they say – but despite this, it is still Bert’s dream. After a chance visit to the farm by Gerald Fox, the manager of West Farthing F.C., Bert is talent spotted and offered a try out. Gerald wants Bert to be their secret weapon in an upcoming game…
A Note From the Publisher
Shaun McMahon is an IT Technician at a junior school in Northamptonshire. He’s been writing assembly plays and short scripts for many years, which are sold worldwide. He lives in Little Harrowden.
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Average rating from 4 members
Fowl is an engaging little football story right out of the Roy of the Rovers locker. This is a very entertaining and heart-warming little book. Not very long and should hold the children’s attention quite easily. There is a lot of excitement to be had and a few morals to be taught, specifically about loyalty, friendship and brotherly love. If I had one fault to find with the book, it would be that it could have used a few pictures or drawings. It is just a thought. Fowl is definitely a book that I will be suggesting for the Library shelf and for friends and family. Thank you, Matador and NetGalley, for the ARC.