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Little Croker

Little Croker

Danny Wilde wants one thing more than anything else in the world and that’s to get his GAA team, Littlestown Crokes, to the top of the League.
But when things go horribly wrong, can they make it after all?

Paperback: €8.99
Paperback: 192 pages
Size:196x130 mm
ISBN: 9781847170460

E-Book (ePub): €3.99
Also available as an E-Book (ePub)
ISBN: 9781847173973

Series: Little Croker

‘How do you play every game?’ yelled Mick. ‘Like the All-Ireland Final!’ cheered the whole dressing room.

Danny Wilde wants one thing more than anything else in the world and that’s to get his GAA team, Littlestown Crokes, to the top of the League. With the help of his dad, their coach, Mick, he knows they can win.

Things go wrong, when Danny stays with his horrible uncle and aunt, who know nothing about GAA, can the Crokes can make it after all?

Danny comes up with a brilliant plan, but needs a whole lot of help to make it work …

The first title in a fantastic NEW Sports Fiction series

Joe O'Brien

Joe O'Brien lives in Ballyfermot in Dublin with his wife and children. He is the author of nine books featuring Alfie Green, a boy who can talk to plants. For older readers he has written three books about Danny Wilde and his Littlestown Crokes GAA team, Legends' Lair (about Charlie Stubbs and his dreams of becoming a soccer player) and one fantasy novel, Beyond the Cherry Tree. He has appeared on RTE's The Den, TV3's Ireland AM and many radio shows. He regularly holds readings in bookshops and libraries around the country.

 

'Welcome addition to sports literature for youngsters.'

Sunday Independent

'One young sports obsessive I know sped through the story . . . praised the back-story.'

The Irish Times

'Young GAA fans everywhere will want to get their hands on a copy of Little Croker.'

Carlow Nationalist

'a sharply executed tale with plenty of humourous characterisations and some serious storylines thrown in'

Inis Magazine

'O'Brien is good at conjuring up the atmosphere of the GAA and the importance that a club has in a local community. Will appeal to football mad boys and girls'

Books Ireland

'a good, intelligent, contemporary Irish read'

Inis Magazine

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • Download Teaching Guides: Teaching guide and range of activities based on the book by Peter Heaney

Rights Held: World, all languages

Also by Joe O'Brien:

Alfie Green and the Magical Gift
Alfie Green and a Sink Full of Frogs
Alfie Green and the Bee-Bottle Gang
Alfie Green and the Fly-Trapper
Alfie Green and the Monkey Puzzler
Alfie Green and the Conker King

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