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Marcus Atkinson is a Soccer Star (NOT!). But his Dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his feet. Read the hilarious diary of a reluctant soccer star and how Marcus scores a goal in a way no one has seen before!
Published 2010 by Singapore: Sunbear Publishing
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Lucy Schröter Richardson
Apr 09, 2013 Lucy Schröter Richardson rated it it was amazing
This is the first book my youngest son (at the time 7 years old) read by himself (and voluntarily!) from beginning to end. It is a funny, diary-style story of a young boy who is not very good at sports but his father keeps insisting that he tries. With lots of cartoon style pictures, it is a very easy and entertaining read, perfect for young readers but funny and interesting enough for older readers to enjoy too.

My three boys are now 13, 11 and 9 years old and, having met Shamini Flint at her vi
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Finn
Oct 26, 2016 Finn rated it it was amazing
Good book love it
But very short
Carol
Marcus is nine years old and not much of an athlete, but his dad is determined to change that. His dad is also a great believer in keeping a diary to help him achieve his goals. He soon finds it is also a great place to write down the stories of his utter humiliation attempting to play soccer.
An obvious choice for fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. However, this is an Australian import so some of the humor and cultural references might not be fully understand by young readers here in the
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Adele Broadbent
Jun 18, 2015 Adele Broadbent rated it really liked it
Shelves: junior-fiction
9 yr old Marcus Atkinson doesn't like sport. He loves maths and computer games. But Marcus' dad has other ideas and decides Marcus should play soccer.
What results is a hilarious tale of disaster on the field. But maybe his love of maths can come in handy....

This is the 1st in the series of Marcus Atkinson Diaries. Cricket, Golf, Swimming, Track and Field and other sports follow. They can be read on their own or in order to learn more about Marcus and his trials with family and sport.
Nova
Feb 17, 2012 Nova rated it really liked it
LOL funny; a book aimed at children 7 to 12. Marcus' father is determined that Marcus needs to join a soccer team. Although good at math, he is useless at sport. When Marcus finally makes the connection between math and soccer, his contribution to the final takes a dramatic turn and the team wins. This book is written diary style with lots of little pictures and speech bubbles; perfect for the reluctant reader.
Kathleen Dixon
This book was kicking about on the back shelf at the bookshop and I needed a quick read. It's such fun. I love the puns, I love the line drawings, I can't wait for my James to be a beginning-reader - he'll love it.
Tinyde
Feb 09, 2014 Tinyde rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully well written book, o thoroughly enjoyed. A great book for boys who find no joy inn reading :D
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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!

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