The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence Paperback – 26 May 2022
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Dive into an exciting and mysterious adventure full of fun-filled friendships, fantastical creatures and incredible investigations by the #1 bestselling author Marcus Rashford!
The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence is the first fiction book by England International footballer, child food-poverty campaigner and bestselling author Marcus Rashford MBE, inspired by Marcus's own experiences growing up! Written with Alex Falase-Koya, it is the third title in the Marcus Rashford Book Club and is packed with tons of illustrations by Marta Kissi, making it the perfect book for children aged 8-11.
There's something fishy going on at school . . .
When twelve-year-old Marcus kicks his favourite football over the school fence, he knows he's never getting it back. Nothing that goes over that wall ever comes back. But when Marcus gets a mysterious note inviting him to join the Breakfast Club Investigators, he is soon pulled into an exciting adventure with his new mates Stacey, Lise and Asim to solve the mystery and get his football back!
Packed full of friendship, adventure, community and fun, you won't want to miss The Breakfast Club Adventures: The Beast Beyond the Fence, Marcus Rashford's first fiction book for children.
'Breakfast Club guaranteed I had the best possible start to my day and welcomed me with open arms. It wasn’t just about food. It was about forming friendships, about togetherness, about escape. It was where some of my greatest memories were made. I want to capture that feeling in my debut fiction book.' - Marcus Rashford MBE
A great story of developing young friendships, delving into some of the issues children of this age group may be facing, and helping them find the tools they need to grow with confidence. -- The Liverpool Echo Children's Book of the Week
About the Author
Marcus Rashford MBE is Manchester United's iconic number 10 and an England International footballer.
During the lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marcus teamed up with the food distribution charity FareShare to cover the free school meal deficit for vulnerable children across the UK, raising in excess of 20 million pounds. Marcus successfully lobbied the British Government to u-turn policy around the free food voucher program – a campaign that has been deemed the quickest turnaround of Government policy in the history of British politics – so that 1.3 million vulnerable children continued to have access to food supplies whilst schools were closed during the pandemic.
In response to Marcus's End Child Food Poverty campaign, the British Government committed £400 million to support vulnerable children across the UK, supporting 1.7 million children for the next 12 months.
In October 2020, he was appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Marcus has committed himself to combating child poverty in the UK and his book You Are a Champion is an inspiring guide for children about reaching their full potential.
Alex is a London native. He has been both reading and writing since he was a teenager; anything at the cross-section of social commentary and genre fiction floats his boat. He was a winner of Spread the Word’s 2019 London Writers Awards for YA/children’s. He now lives in Walthamstow with his girlfriend and two cats. He is the cowriter of Marcus Rashford's debut children's fiction title The Breakfast Club.
Marta Kissi is a Bath based illustrator, originally from Warsaw.
She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. Her favourite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in. She shares her artist studio with her husband James and their pet plant Trevor.
- Publisher : Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market edition (26 May 2022)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1529076625
- ISBN-13 : 978-1529076622
- Reading age : 8 - 11 years
- Dimensions : 13 x 1.8 x 19.7 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's OK, my youngest got a bit scared of the creature but we did manage to get to the end with all of us listening.
There were some really lovely bits that really get you thinking about life and what's important, however for me (as a grown up) I was rather disappointed with the end, however my eldest enjoyed it and my youngest liked the ending.
If he did a second book we'd probably give it ago. If it's kids only reading then they'd probably a winner.