Here Come The Girls! by Helena Pielichaty

(November 2012)

Age range: 11+ Price: £5.99

Here Come The Girls! by Helena Pielichaty book cover

What's it all about?

Here Comes the Girls looks at the history and development of women's and girls' football, told through the eyes of 15-year old Jess Wood. Jess is Welsh and plays for an U15s team. As part of a school project she researches girls' football right back to its roots. She discovers how early pioneers of the game, such as Nettie Honeyball, had cabbages thrown at them and why most women footballers don't get paid.

The book is aimed at reluctant readers aged 11-14 but can be read by younger children interested in football. It's a perfect companion to the Girls FC series.

Click on the links below to read extracts from Here Come The Girls

Jess Wood — Born Kicking (PDF, 2.2MB)

Going up, up, up — women's football today (PDF, 2.6MB)

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Where did the idea come from?

Alan Gibbons, children's writer and literacy consultant for Collins Educational, recommended me to the commissioning editor of ‘Read On'. He knew I'd written about girls football and thought a non-fiction book on the topic would tie in well with the series.

Teachers and librarians might like to find out more by following the link here: www.collinsreading.com

Click here to watch the a video about the book series

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