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by Mal Peet

The award-winning first novel from Carnegie Medal-winning Mal Peet introduces legendary sports journalist Paul Faustino and the haunting tale of the world’s greatest goalkeeper: the man they call El Gato,”the Cat”. As Paul interviews El Gato, the World Cup stands on the table between them. In the hours that follow, El Gato tells his incredible story – how he, a poor logger’s son, learns to become a World Cup-winning goalkeeper so good he is almost unbeatable. And the most remarkable part of this story is the man who teaches him: the mysterious Keeper, who haunts a football pitch at the heart of the claustrophobic rainforest.

About Mal Peet

Mal Peet is a writer of exceptional talent who has established himself as a strong and distinctive voice in young adult fiction. He is the author of the acclaimed teenage novels, Keeper and Tamar. He lives in Devon with his family. His colaboration with his wife Cloud Tea Monkeys has been short-listed for the 2011 Kate Greenaway medal


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