Bobby Bains Plays a Blinder (Paperback)
  • Bobby Bains Plays a Blinder (Paperback)

Bobby Bains Plays a Blinder (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages
Published: 06/06/2024
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A young Sikh footballer reaches out across the generational divide to help a lonely old man in an uplifting story from acclaimed author Bali Rai.

When he spots a lonely old man watching his football games in the park, and then sees him again eating at the local gurdwara kitchen, Bobby wants to help.

At first the man doesn’t seem very friendly and he doesn’t want to take part in the local walking football league for older people that Bobby tells him about.

But when Bobby eventually changes his mind, it turns out that the man is a talented former professional footballer who has recently been widowed, and Bobby’s invitation opens up a rewarding new opportunity for him to make connections in his local community.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781800902541
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6 mm


"This heart-warming story of kindness and community is a delight … Bali Rai expertly touches on poverty and on the principles Sikhs live by, interweaving these themes and observations into a contemporary, engaging story. Daniel Duncan’s black-and-white illustrations are full of expression and recognisable details." – BookTrust "This book is about football but in the most part, it is about kindness, friendship, loneliness, the important work of food banks and a sense of community." – Bentley Heath PS Book Club A beautiful exploration of the power of football and its ability to bring people together." – Father Teacher Reader "The power of football is explored in the most beautiful way, alongside the importance of showing kindness to others and combatting loneliness – especially in the older generation – in a story that is both heartwarming and deeply thought-provoking … an inclusive and an incredibly important read for those in Year 4 upwards." – Mrs Sydney's Famous World's Smallest Library

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“Football, Kindness, Love, Family and Sikhism all rolled into a beautiful story.”

Oh my goodness, this book is just makes you feel warm inside. The Sikh religion is so kind and generous. The illustrations by Daniel Duncan are equally lovely, and fit the story and kindness so well.

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“A gorgeous read”

Few things have the ability to unite people like football does. Whether it be a kickabout in the school playground, following your team on match day or big tournaments like the upcoming Euros, the Beautiful Game... More

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