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Budi dreams big. He's going to be a star footballer playing for Real Madrid like his idol, instead of working in a sweatshop making the boots his idol wears. But one unlucky kick brings the real world crashing down. Because now he owes the Dragon, the deadliest gang lord in Jakar... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781474928151
Barcode 9781474928151
Published 23 October 2017 by Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Johnson, Mitch
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ISBN-13 9781474928151
ISBN-10 1474928153
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Usborne Publishing Ltd
Imprint Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 23 October 2017
International Publication Date 1 September 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Johnson, Mitch
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Adventure Stories
Sporting Stories
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 768269

Description of this Book

Budi's plan is simple...He's going to be a star. Instead of sweating over each football boot he makes, each stitch he sews, each box he packages, he's going to play for the greatest team on earth, rather than in the square behind the factory where he works. But one unlucky kick brings Budi's world crashing down, because now he owes the Dragon, the most dangerous man in all Jakarta. Soon it isn't only Budi's dreams at stake, but his life. A story about dreaming big, about hope and heroes, and never letting anyone stand in your way..

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

After graduating from the University of East Anglia with an award-winning first class degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, Mitch completed Kick, his debut novel for middle grade readers. He was inspired to write it while working in a sports shop where he discovered a discarded, crumpled drinks sachet left in a shoebox between a brand-new pair of football boots. Mitch now works as a bookseller at Waterstones, Norwich, and writes in his spare time.

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