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Summary

A delightful tale of victory against all odds from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo.

'Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan....and we all have an impossible dream.'

In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football - all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up. That is until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king buried underneath a car park. A king who wishes only to be free.

'Release me,' says the Ghost King, 'and I can do anything. Just tell me your greatest wish.'

For these football-loving foxes, might everything be about to change?

©2016 Michael Morpurgo (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

Praise for Michael Morpurgo:
"Michael Morpurgo writes brilliantly about war and animals, conveying the big emotions without preaching." ( Guardian)
"Champagne quality over a wide range of subjects." ( Daily Telegraph)
"There are few children's writers as compelling as Michael Morpurgo." ( Daily Express)
"Morpurgo, as always, is subtle and skilful, and incorporates social and moral issues into his writing without being self-righteous or detracting from the quality of the narrative." (Elizabeth Reilly, British Council)
"The former children's laureate has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers." (<>Guardian)

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Beautiful Story

A fantastic short story. Myself and my daughter enjoyed every minute. So well written and up to date.

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Plausible?

Classical literature, history, and football. What more do you need? And, it seems a good enough reason for the Lester miracle as any. (Haha)

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Brilliant!

Brilliant. My 8 year old loved listening to it. Highly recommend for reluctant readers who love football!