Well, these three books took me nine years to write, so they certainly weren’t rushed. 🙂
As much as I adore AFL football and cricket, I actually think the soccer ones are the best yet. Maxx’s little brother, Rexxy, was too small for footy, but he’s big enough to join the Stone Valley Saints on the soccer pitch. The only problem is, he’s not that great at soccer, so Maxxy has to look after him.
It’s a 3-game Knockout Tournament and it’s a rough ride for the Rumble boys. They’ve got to deal with cheating geniuses, bullying pirates and the most terrifying of all, a love spell. But if they can battle their way through all of that, they might just end up the Soccer Knockout Premiers!
I’ve also got to thank a young man called Lachlan Blain, who wrote an excellent Maxx Rumble soccer story that really inspired this series. Thanks Lachlan, you’re a star!
What the critics are saying about Maxx Rumble Soccer
‘…for sheer enjoyment and comedy which will have young boys rolling on the floor with laughter it really can’t be beaten.’ Creative Kids Tales website
‘One does not need to know anything about soccer or be a soccer fan to be caught up in this very enjoyable trio of stories. They will delight any reader, no matter what might be their sporting interests. For a good laugh they are real winners.‘ Reading Time online
‘Terry Denton’s drawings are priceless! The language is spot on, and the laughs are endless. This is a no-holds-barred soccer game full of excitement, devious shots, brilliant brain work and lots of fun. Aimed at boys of the 8+ age group who are interested in physical activity, this chapter book series will crack them up and draw in reluctant readers easily. The first of three books, I advise parents to buy all three together as they will be digested quickly.’ Buzz Words review.
‘I will be forever indebted to Wagner for turning my … son into a passionate reader overnight.’ Babyology Blog
‘A winning formula, well executed. 4 STARS’ Bookseller and Publisher
‘These valuably imaginative easy to read stories with their well-matched brilliant cartoon illustrations are just … right for those sports mad young boys for whom reading is a chore, but they would be great for any reader, young and old, and good for story-telling sessions as well for aged 7 to 10 and up.’ Reading Time, The Children’s Book Council of Australia
‘The combination of two of Australia’s most hilarious creators of children’s books has resulted in a hoot of a series with soccer as its basis. Perfect for boys or girls.’ Krista Bell, acclaimed author and book reviewer on ABC Radio Queensland.
‘One does not need to know anything about soccer or be a soccer fan to be caught up in this very enjoyable trio of stories. They will delight any reader, no matter what might be their sporting interests. For a good laugh they are real winners.’ Reading Time, The Children’s Book Council of Australia
‘KBR loves a book series that gets boys reading, and this fabulous fun collection from Michael Wagner will have them fully-engaged.’ Kids’ Book Review