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Edgar & Adolf (Super-readable Rollercoasters)

Edgar & Adolf (Super-readable Rollercoasters)

Adi is on a mission set by his late grandfather, Adolf Jager. He must track down Edgar Kail, and return to him the simplest yet most prized of possessions. His quest soon becomes a journey of discovery as he learns of a friendship that survived decades, a great sporting rivalry, and a war that shook the world.

Suitable for age 11+.

£6.69

Adi is on a mission set by his late grandfather, Adolf Jager. He must track down Edgar Kail, and return to him the simplest yet most prized of possessions. His quest soon becomes a journey of discovery as he learns of a friendship that survived decades, a great sporting rivalry, and a war that shook the world.

Suitable for age 11+.

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ISBN-10: 0198494912
ISBN-13: 9780198494911

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.

Series features:

  • 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