The Listener

Publisher: A C Black

A story about a young boy who is sent to stay with his Gran for the weekend when he would rather be at a football match with his friend watching his hero making his debut.

The book is written in a mixture of comic strip and prose, although the majority of reading matter is found within the comic strip. The story is divided into eight chapters, all of similar length.

The sentences are short and there is little in the way of descriptive prose, description being left to the black-and-white comic strip drawings. The subject matter would appeal to older children, particularly the older reluctant reader, though the format also means that this book is accessible to the less able reader.

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