Skills From Brazil

Special World Cup Prequel

Skills from Brazil

A great story about the true magic of football

About the


Before the packed stadiums
Before he became a huge star.
Jamie Johnson had to learn from the best.

Your favourite football series gets a Brazilian twist in this sizzling new prequel.

Go back to before the packed stadiums; before the bright lights; before the international games.

Jamie is in his last year of primary school. He’s the best footballer there: the only one who could possibly lead the students to victory in their annual game against the teachers.

That is, until a skilled new boy arrives from Brazil, and shows Jamie what it means to be the best.

An inspiring read for football fans



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Dan Freedman

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Dan Freedman


Creator of Jamie Johnson, author of Unstoppable and trying his hand at poetry too...


Dan gives engaging talks to schools, academies, football clubs and corporations across the UK.


Partnerships include Premier League Primary Stars, Wicked Young Writer Awards and Youth Sport Trust.

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