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The Collected Diaries Of A Sporting Superhero
Marcus Atkinson is a sporting superhero (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has what it takes. Five books in this wildly popular series together in one great package!
Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to... with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.
About the Author
Shamini Flint lives in Singapore with her husband and two children. She began her career in law in Malaysia and also worked at an international law firm in Singapore. She travelled extensively around Asia for her work, before resigning to be a stay-at-home mum, writer, part-time lecturer and environmental activist, all in an effort to make up for her 'evil' past as a corporate lawyer! Shamini has written many books for children and is also known for her Inspector Singh Investigates series of crime fiction for adults.
Sally Heinrich is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated more than thirty books, as well as working for advertising agencies, design studios and government departments. Sally has lived in Singapore, Sydney and Darwin and is now living in Adelaide. Her most recent book, One Step at a Time (written by Jane Jolly), has been shortlisted for the 2016 CBCA Picture Book of the Year.
'The clubs epidemic breaks out in March like a giant nit plague. It spreads through our class 'til practically everyone's infected. Not me. I must be inoculated.'
Lolly Leopold has a divine teacher called Ms Love. She has a cat called Laughing Stock but he won't qualify her for membership of the Kitten Club. The Harry Potter Club excludes girls, the Lego Club's too violent and she's disdainful of the Barbie Club beauty contests. Will Lolly find a Club to truly belong to?
Clubs was the Book of the Year and Picture Book of the Year in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2005.
'The wonderful homemade illustrations and text of Clubs describe perfectly the tough, complicated world of primary school, and Lolly's spunk and intelligence give hope to lonely kids everywhere. I love this book. I wish I'd had Ms Love for my teacher.' - Alison Lester
'Pure brilliance' - John McIntyre, Radio New Zealand
'Jacqui Colley's pictures are a revelation ... something of the flavour of Lauren Child but more sophisticated. The news that it's the first of a series is very, very welcome.' - David Larsen, New Zealand Listener