Author(s): Cindy Jefferies
Stadium School is more than just a special summer course, it's a reallycool school that teaches its students everything about football. Withits state-of-the-art facilities, top coaches and location in thegrounds of a former football stadium, the school is the place foraspiring footballers. And better still it's a co-ed boarding school, sothe kids can live and breathe football from morning to night. Roddy Jones is the star of his schoolfive-a-side team, in which he plays alongside his best friend Bryn.However, Roddy has bigger dreams. So when he is spotted by a scout forStadium School and invited to a trial he is determined to win a place,whatever it takes. But even if he does get in, will his parents be ableto afford the fees and how will Roddy feel about leaving Bryn behind?
Each title is packed with heaps of football information, and featuresfast-moving plots and strong, diverse characters. Perfect for all thosefootball mad boys and girls out there!The football theme combined with Cindy and Seb's pacy, accessible style make these books perfect for reluctant readers.A fresh, contemporary spin on the traditional boarding school genre.The mother and (football-mad) son writing team provides a good publicity angle.
Before becoming a full-time writer Cindy Jefferies had a varied careerthat had nothing to do with writing, including being a Venetian-maskmaker and a video DJ. Cindy's first novel, Sebastian's Quest, waspublished by Barry Cunningham at Chicken House. Now she is best knownfor her popular series Fame School (Usborne) set at a school for theperforming arts. Stadium Schoolis Cindy's first book co-written withher son Seb, who is perhaps even more football-mad than the books'characters. When not thinking about football, Seb plays in an indieband.