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Dwayne Russell and Donna Gynell’s mighty mite of footy, Jackson, is back in a compendium of Jackson’s Goal and Jackson’s Footy. These two books, published in 2010 and 2011, delighted youngsters across Australia, and now you can read of Jackson’s pathway from the backyard to his first big game all in one volume—Jackson’s Story.
Jackson loves Australian Football. Above all, he loves his footy. He takes it everywhere. When he’s eating breakfast, when he’s shopping with his grandma, or washing his dog, Jackson’s footy is by his side. But then he starts seeing his footy all over town. The big kids are playing with it, it’s in the sports shop, it’s at the big game, it’s even on television. It’s Jackson’s footy, and it’s everywhere.
Jackson is back in this delightful follow-up to Jackson’s Footy! Jackson loves Australian Football and he practises his skills in the backyard all through the day. He dodges and handballs, tackles and kicks the footy, all under the watchful eye of mum. When Jackson makes the team, he is so excited to be playing his first game of football. And what a game it turns out to be!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dwayne Russell is a former AFL player with Port Adelaide Magpies and Geelong and is now a commentator for Fox Footy and 3AW. The Jackson series are his first children’s books. Donna Gynell is the illustrator of the international bestseller, Arthur, and has specialised in children’s books for more than 25 years.
Dwayne Russell is a former Australian Football player who played for Port Adelaide and Geelong before commencing a career in the media. He co-hosts Melbourne radio station 3AW’s popular daily drive show, Sports Today, and is an AFL and basketball commentator for Fox Sports. In 2005, he wrote How to Play Australian Football, published by The Slattery Media Group. Jackson’s Footy is his first children’s book.
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