A delightful story about children with challenges having fun at summer camp. There's Bobby, the Down's syndrome soccer enthusiast and his big sister Charlie. With them is Paul, a boy who hides underneath his furry parka and won't speak. But Bobby gets him talking, and makes him Man of the Match!
Sophie Smiley was born in a Dominican monastery near Cambridge - she says she had a very happy childhood surrounded by Fra Angelicos and Ethopian priests.She now teaches English and is also a staff member of Forest School Camps, working with both the able and those with learning difficulties. She is married and has two children. They all live in Cambridge.
"an entertaining story, perfectly complemented by Michael Foreman's illustrations" -- Gerry McSourley School Librarian 20051201 "Affectionately cast portrait of friendship and sibling love." -- Roy Blatchford Books for Keeps 20060101 "The author's main triumph is her sensitive depiction of a slowly thawing relationship between Bobby and Paul" TES Teacher 20060317