About the Book, Author and Illustrator
Kerry-Ann loves cricket – it’s in her DNA – her Jamaican grandpa taught her to play as soon as she could hold a bat! Whenever she can, Kerry-Ann heads to the local club with her friends – including her best friend, Amardeep. But now some of the club’s older players – those in the elite First XI – have decided that the cricket club belongs to them only – and that Kerry-Ann and her team are not welcome.
So Kerry-Ann devises a daring plan – a brilliant way to beat the bullies. And unbeknown to her, she’s about to get some very unexpected help with her battle. A time slip tale with a touch of magic, Kerry-Ann experiences what life was like for her Jamaican grandpa when he first arrived in England – and discovers how to follow in his footsteps to continue playing the game she loves. A celebration of family, friendship, cricket, British Caribbean culture and women’s sport.
I have never played cricket before so I thought that I wouldn’t like it, but when I read the first page I couldn’t wait to find out what happens and kept turning the pages to see
When I first got this book, I read the blurb and it was about cricket. I have never played cricket before so I thought that I wouldn’t like it, but when I read the first page I couldn’t wait to find out what happens and kept turning the pages to see.
I was glued to the book and stayed up late to finish it. I love that the main character is black because I like to see people of all colours in books. The front cover is amazing and colourful.
I felt gloomy when Kerry-Ann was being bullied and I did not like it when Moose won the competition. My favourite part in the book is when Kerry-Ann travels back to the time when her grandad was little and he tells her his story of when he wanted to play cricket.
This book taught me to stand up for what is right and what is wrong. It made me happy and sad at different times. When Kerry-Ann’s grandpa told her the story about how he wanted to play cricket, it reminded me of my grandpa and when he wanted to play squash.
This book is a perfect size to put in my bag for holiday. I will tell other children in my class about this books because it was so good.
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- Name: Emaan
- Age: 6 years
- Likes: swimming, crafts, and fun fairs
- Dislikes: bananas and spiders
- Favourite Book: The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton
- Favourite Film: The Bad Guys
- Favourite Song: We Don't Talk About Bruno (from Encanto)