EURO 2020 – a Ghost Story

Link literacy to this year’s Euro 2020! Please scroll down to access :

  • A big thank you from Tom!
  • signed certificate for following the story
  • a free Football Reading Game
  • a free live story to read in the classroom
  • a free zoom event
  • special films about reading for Wales & Scotland fans
  • ordering a free poster pack
  • buying signed books

Thank you!

Tom– along with the Roy of the Rovers team and the National Literacy Trust – would like to say a HUGE thank you to all your teachers, librarians and other adults for bringing this story to you.

And thank you to all of you for listening to it, reading it, voting and sending kind messages.

Huge congratulations to Italy. And well done to the England for what they achieved. Especially the five who stepped up to take penalties. They are legends.

We’ve really enjoyed this journey through EURO 2020 with you and would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families and happy and healthy summer holiday.

Signed Certificate for following this year’s live story

As a thank you please click on this image or here to download a certificate for your school to commemorate following this year’s live story.

 

Football Reading Game free activity for your school

Watch this film in your classroom & test your knowledge in a special Euro 2020 version of my popular Football Reading Game?

COMING September 2021

The next book in the series, “Sudden Death” is out September 2021.

A new start means new challenges for Roy, Rocky, their family, and their teammates, and with their Dad’s condition getting worse, things aren’t about to get any easier both on and off the field…

Pre-order a signed and dedicated copy of Sudden Death now from my local independent bookshop here.

The series so far

1 Scouted – read Chapter 1 here
2 Teamwork – read Chapter 1 here
3 Playoffs – read Chapter 1 here
4 On Tour – read Chapter 1 here
5 From the Ashes – read Chapter 1 here
6 Rocky – read Chapter 1 here
7 Sudden Death – Out September 2021

Euro 2020 A Ghost Story 

EURO 2020: A Ghost Story is brought to you by the FA and National Literacy Trust from June 11th and July 7th  2021.

Published in 12 chapters, it is written the night before the morning of publication and is influenced by the events on the pitch as well as off the pitch at host venues.

School classrooms will be able to vote on storylines at least two times. It is aimed at Y4 to Y7, but could work for some Y3 and Y8 groups.

The basic idea for the story is that my Roy of the Rovers characters – brother and sister, Roy and Rocky Race – go to watch games across Europe. With Covid restrictions in place, they will ‘travel’ with the help of a friendly footballing ghost.

 

Read chapter 1 here now 

The remaining chapters will be published on the National Literacy Trust website here.

There is more on the FA website here: School Pack – UEFA EURO 2020 – Competitions | The Football Association (thefa.com)

And here : literacytrust.org.uk/news/we-invite-pupils-to-follow-tom-palmers-uefa-euro-2020-inspired-live-story-as-tournament-unfolds-and-participate-in-new-reading-challenge/

Watch me reading chapter 1 below

Find out more about the Roy of the Rovers series here.

Zoom Event

Thanks everyone who took part in the FREE virtual schools zoom event with the National Literacy Trust for Euro2020 event on 11 June 2021!

Poster packs

If you would like more information, a special signed Roy of the Rover poster pack and/or a reminder about when the LIVE Euro 2020 story starts, please fill in the order form below:

 

A special film about football reading for Wales fans

 

A special film about football reading for Scotland fans

My other football books

I’ve also written …

Football Academy series
Football Academy series

My First Football Game

The Penalty

Secret FC

Football Academy series

Foul Play series

Defenders series

Wings series

Ghost Stadium

Over the Line

So check out them out for more free resources

 

Watch Rocky & Roy’s whistlestop tour of 5 football clubs – do they visit your team?

Buy the Books

Signed and dedicated copies available from my local independent bookshop, Book Corner Halifax here.

 

 

1 Scouted – read Chapter 1 here
2 Teamwork – read Chapter 1 here
3 Playoffs – read Chapter 1 here
4 On Tour – read Chapter 1 here
5 From the Ashes – read Chapter 1 here
6 Rocky – read Chapter 1 here
7 Sudden Death – Out September 2021

Pre-order a signed and dedicated copy of Sudden Death now from my local independent bookshop here.

Schools bumper book pack and class set offers here.

Visit my Amazon bookshop  or support your local bookshop HIVE

Thank you.

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