Graphic Novel

Kwame Alexander author Dawud Anyabwile illustrator


Publisher:Andersen Press Ltd

Published:1st Sep '22


Available for immediate dispatch.

Booked cover

Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/can’t nobody cop you… Twelve-year-old Nick is a football-mad boy who absolutely hates books. In this graphic novel adaptation of the acclaimed verse novel, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents’ break-up, stand up to bullies, and impress the girl of his dreams. These challenges – which seem even harder than scoring a tie-breaking, game-winning goal – change his life, as well as his best friend’s.

"Brilliantly paired with illustrator Dawud Anyabwile, this is an exhilarating read, with the super-charged text and images working in perfect harmony to engage the most reluctant of readers, especially as its main character discovers the magic and freedom to be had from books... Fizzing with energy, empathy, emotion and a dash of romance, Booked is an authentic, inspirational delight" -- Joanne Owen * LoveReading4Kids, Graphic Novel of the Month *

ISBN: 9781839132230

Dimensions: 209mm x 140mm x 23mm

Weight: 665g

320 pages