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The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Olympic Athlete

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Meet Alexander—a boy living in Athens, Greece, in 380 BC. The famous Olympic games are just around the corner, and he gets to go and assist one of Athens’ prized athletes. But when the athlete gets sick the day of his competition, can Alexander uncover the plot against Athens and prove himself a hero?

ISBN: 978-1-63163-445-1, 978-1-63163-446-8, 978-1-63163-448-2 Series: , Tags: , ,

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Meet Alexander—a boy living in Athens, Greece, in 380 BC. The famous Olympic games are just around the corner, and he gets to go and assist one of Athens’ prized athletes. But when the athlete gets sick the day of his competition, can Alexander uncover the plot against Athens and prove himself a hero?

The hilarious Long-Lost Secret Diary series puts readers inside the heads of hapless figures from history stuggling to carry out their roles and getting things horribly wrong. The accessible, irreverent stories will keep young readers laughing as they discover the importance of not being afraid to learn from mistakes. Fact boxes, a glossary, and additional back matter provide historical context and background.

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Hosted Ebook, Paperback, Reinforced Library Binding

Meet Alexander—a boy living in Athens, Greece, in 380 BC. The famous Olympic games are just around the corner, and he gets to go and assist one of Athens’ prized athletes. But when the athlete gets sick the day of his competition, can Alexander uncover the plot against Athens and prove himself a hero?

The hilarious Long-Lost Secret Diary series puts readers inside the heads of unlucky people in unfortunate situations. The accessible, irreverent stories will keep young readers laughing as they learn the importance of not being afraid to learn from their mistakes. Get Real fact boxes featured throughout, as well as a glossary and additional back matter, provide historical context and background.

Lexile: 900L
Copyright: 2021
Page Count: 208
Trim Size: 5 x 7.8
Rights Territory: North American:
AG; AI; AW; BB; BL; BM; BS; BZ; CA; CR; CU; DM; DO; GP; GT; HN; HT; JM; MF; KN; KY; LC; MQ; MS; MX; NI; PA; PM; PR; SV; TC; TT; US; VC; VG; VI

Categories: 
JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Games
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Ancient Civilizations

Tim Collins worked as a copywriter in advertising before becoming a full-time author. He writes nonfiction books for adults and children’s fiction books, including books designed to appeal to reluctant readers. His work has been translated into forty languages. His books have won numerous awards including the Manchester Fiction City award and the Lincolnshire Book award. He is originally from Manchester but now lives in London.

Reviews and Awards

A useful package for reluctant readers. — School Library Journal

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