Can't I Just Kick It? by Helena Pielichaty

(August 2010)

Age range: 9+ Price: £4.99

Can't I Just Kick It? by Helena Pielichaty book cover

What's it all about?

Tabinda has a problem; she's scared of heading the ball. The trouble is, if she told her dad he'd make such a fuss in front of her coach and everyone she'd want to crawl into a hole and hide. No, no, it was way better to keep her problem to herself and hope that nobody noticed, right?

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!

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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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