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- DescriptionThis is an extraordinary debut vel, winner of the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize. In a newspaper office, Paul Fausti, South America's top football writer, sits opposite the man they call El Gato the Cat , the world's greatest goalkeeper. On the table between them stands the World Cup. In the hours that follow, El Gato tells his incredible story - how he, a poor logger's son, learns to become a World Cup-winning goalkeeper so good he is almost unbeatable. And the most remarkable part of this story is the man who teaches him: the mysterious Keeper, who haunts a football pitch at the heart of the claustrophobic rainforest...
- Author BiographyMal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Award; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the 2009 winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. His most recent book for young adults is Life: An Exploded Diagram. A writer and illustrator, Mal has produced many books for children, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham. He lives in Devon with his family.
- Author(s)Mal Peet
- PublisherWalker Books Ltd
- Date of Publication05/04/2012
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintWalker Books Ltd
- Out-of-print date27/02/2016
- Weight199 g
- Width130 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Interest AgeFrom 12
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