A Beautiful Game. A Terrible War. An Unbreakable Friendship.
When he inherits a special football badge, German teenager Adi sets off on a mission to fulfil his grandfather’s dying wish and return the badge to its rightful owner, former England footballer, Edgar Kail.
After tracking Edgar down, Adi gets the chance to learn more about the achievements of his grandfather, Adolf Jager, and the story unfolds of a special friendship that spanned twenty years and survived the horror of the Second World War.
Edgar Kail and Adolf Jager played for their respective clubs in the early twentieth century and they remain folk heroes even now.
Perfect for less-confident readers, this is a fictional tale of two real-life footballing heroes, and the moving story of a friendship forged by the beautiful game.
“I love this book. I wish I could have read it when I was at school. A really important story, beautifully told.” – Dan Freedman, author of the Jamie Johnson books
Super-readable Rollercoasters is a new series of books developed by Oxford University Press in partnership with Barrington Stoke, to provide accessible fiction to less confident readers.
- Fiction specifically written for students with a low-reading age by award-winning contemporary authors
- Exciting stories combine with relevant issues to engage and motivate readers, and inspire a life-long love of reading
- Includes reading notes at the back of the book and free downloadable online resource pack