There can't be anyone who hasn't heard of the young footballer Marcus Rashford MBE, certainly not in Britain. He stands as a role model for many children and young people, for a number of reasons. This is his story as told by Harry Meredith as part of a series of books about young professional footballers.
This book is aimed at readers aged between seven and nine and is presented like a novel, making a compelling story that is easy to follow. It tells of his rise to fame, his family and background and his achievements, ending just before the Euros 2020 finals. Which was just as well really, as Rashford missed a penalty in the final. But he is young enough to try again.
There are exciting football scenes where Rashford scores and saves the day for his team, Manchester United, including the F.A. Cup final and international games for club and country. All exciting stuff for the young football fan. There is also a happy ending as Rashford is awarded the MBE for his work in helping the schoolchildren regain school meals during the pandemic. Of course, Rashford's story isn't over by a long way and I imagine this book will get an overhaul. However, it is a delightful read.
See also Marcus Rashford's book You Are a Champion
Published by Sweet Cherry Publications on 14 October 2021.
Advanced review copy supplied by the publisher.
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