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Oct 13 2015

Standing tall by David Harding with Izzy Folau

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Izzy Folau series. Random House Australia, 2015. ISBN 9780857986672
(Age: 8+) Themes: Sportsmanship; Rugby Union; Teamwork; Perseverance. It's the Junior State Championships for Rugby Union representative teams, and the boys from The Valley representative team, coached by Izzy Folau, are about to be tested in the biggest contest of their lives so far. They carry with them hopes and dreams, fears and courage, skill and uncertainty. Will they become champions, or will they suffer defeat ?
This is a story about getting to the finals and finding strength, and learning about yourself in the process. The story is predominantly told through the eyes of two main characters: the captain, Daniel and shy and resilient Sione. It is an exciting story, that will be enjoyed by young male readers (aged 8+) who have a sporting interest - even if they know nothing about Rugby Union.
Carolyn Hull

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