Can Ponies Take Penalties? by Helena Pielichaty

(August 2009)

Age range: 9+ Price: £5.99

Can Ponies Take Penalties? by Helena Pielichaty book cover

What's it all about?

Petra is having second thoughts about joining the Parrs. For a start she's rubbish at football, something her mum, who would prefer her to join the Pony Club, keeps pointing out. Worse than that, her best friend Megan seems to be putting football first. Is football more important than friendship?

Read about all the books in the brilliant Girls FC series:

Do Goalkeepers Wear Tiaras?
Can Ponies Take Penalties?
Are All Brothers Foul?
Is An Own Goal Bad?
Who Ate All The Pies?
What's Ukrainian For Football?
So What If I Hog The Ball?
Can't I Just Kick It?
We're The Dream Team, Right?
Has Anyone Seen Our Striker?
Do Shinpads Come in Pink?
Here We Go!


Where did the idea come from?

Years ago a keen Manchester United supporter suggested I write a series about a girls' football team. I had so many other ideas going round my head at the time I didn't think any more about it until after I had finished Accidental Friends' I started planning my next big project and remembered the suggestion.

The more I thought about it, the more I warmed to the idea, and all that's left now is for me to finish the series and hope that everyone enjoys reading Girls FC.

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