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Dan Freedman

  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Dan Freedman is best known for his hugely popular series of Jamie Johnson football novels (Scholastic UK) which have been adapted for TV by the BBC. The third series of the Jamie Johnson TV drama finished its CBBC run in 2018, with a fourth series currently in production. The Jamie Johnson books have sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide.
    Before becoming an author, Dan was managing editor for The FA for seven years and has been to two World Cups as part of the official England Team group. When not writing, Dan gives talks at schools and sports clubs around the country. He has made around 2000 school visits during the last ten years and it was those experiences that inspired him to write Unstoppable.
    1st May 2014

    Skills from Brazil

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

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    5th July 2012

    The Kick Off

    The first book to kick off the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! An epic tale o... More

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    5th July 2012

    Shoot to Win

    The second book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! Jamie Johnson can't be... More

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    5th July 2012

    Golden Goal

    The third book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! Jamie's dreams of becom... More

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    7th February 2019

    Unstoppable

    Secrets and lies . . . secrets and lies . . . Fourteen-year-old twins, Kaine and Roxy, used to be close, but now they ... More

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    7th October 2021

    Golden Goal (2021 edition)

    The third book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on CBBC! Jamie's dreams of becoming ... More

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    2nd July 2012

    Final Whistle

    It's the final whistle for Jamie Johnson! After leading Scotland to near-victory in the World Cup, Jamie Johnson has lan... More

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    5th July 2012

    Man of the Match

    The fourth book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! Jamie Johnson starts t... More

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    5th July 2012

    World Class

    The fifth book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! It's the big one! ... More

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    27th July 2016

    Jamie Johnson: Born to Play

    The Book That Inspired The Smash-Hit TV Series! WITH THE BALL AT HIS FEET, JAMIE'S BRAIN WAS CLEAR AND FREE. PROGRAMMED ... More

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