The New Football Coach (The Adventures of Mademoiselle Charlotte series)
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Translated by Sander Berg
Age range: 8–9; Book Band Y4/P5; Brown B; Emerald
Meet Miss Charlotte… a modern Mary Poppins who wears a large hat and a crumpled dress that maker her look like a scarecrow, and she talks to a rock!
Miss Charlotte – the new coach of a children’s football team – has some odd methods to prepare them for the big match, including talking to the ball and drinking a special potion, smalalamiam. Also, she teaches them how to lose! And to have fun. Incredibly, it seems to work – but will their hopes of victory be dashed when their star player decides to join the other team?
The latest instalment in Dominique Demers’s popular Adventures of Miss Charlotte series, The New Football Coach, brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross, is a marvellous tale about believing in yourself and beating the odds.
another very funny, heart warming story with plenty of food for thought
This is the latest instalment in Dominique Demers’s popular Adventures of Miss Charlotte series, and it’s brilliantly illustrated by Tony Ross. A well-told story about believing in yourself and beating the odds.
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A modern-day Mary Poppins who has charmed her way into the hearts of hundreds of thousands of Quebec children… Like all Demers’s stories, this one [The New Teacher] is fabulously penned, imaginative, relevant and funny.
A former professor and journalist in her native Canada, Dominique Demers is the successful author of over fifty books for children, young adults and adults.
Read an interview with Dominique Demers here