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Billy the Kid by Michael Morpurgo

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Billy the Kid by Michael Morpurgo

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Billy was a champion soccer star, playing for Chelsea in the 1930s. But that was before war broke out!

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Billy was a champion soccer star, playing for Chelsea in the 1930s. But that was before war broke out! Billy the Kid is told through the voice of an 80 year old man, who looks back on his life as Chelsea's champion striker until the outbreak of war in 1939 and on through his subsequent life. Billy joins Chelsea as a football apprentice, rises through the reserves to become a real champion. His passion for football sees him through the war years -- even as a prisoner of war he organises a friendly against the Italians -- but, having been injured by a mine he cannot play for Chelsea on his return to England. Billy turns to vagrancy and alcohol and for years he wanders up and down the country. He re-settles in London in a derelict house and is befriended by a family who move him to a shed in their garden. He, in turn, helps their son with his football who in his turn becomes a Chelsea player. Billy becomes a Chelsea Pensioner and his 80th birthday is celebrated when Chelsea play at home. A novel for both children and adults which deals with some difficult issues. Michael Morpurgo's storytelling is superb and this will be a welcome follow up to the previous Morpurgo/Foreman collaboration -- Farm Boy.

Additional Information

SKU GOR000497601
Title Billy the Kid
Author By (author) Michael Morpurgo
Contributor Illustrated by Michael Foreman
Condition GOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Year Published 2002
Page Number 128
ISBN 0007105479
ISBN13 9780007105472
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.

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