Way to Play Sammy

Sammy has made the team, but can she make the grade?

There’s more to football than scoring goals and doing fancy tricks but will Sammy be smart enough to realize that in time?

Will she be able to handle success and failure? Will her pride come before a fall?

There’s a big surprise for the Shooting Stars, what could it be?

Written by former Football Fern Dr Michele Cox and illustrated by Miguel Carvajal

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The second book in the exciting Sammy Football Trilogy, Way to Play Sammy is the latest release from former Football Fern and author Dr Michele Cox. Be introduced to the world of football-mad Sammy Banks and her sidekick dog, Splodge, which starts with Sammy and the Shooting Stars. The third book, Sammy goes to the World Cup, is available to pre-order with delivery expected in May 2023.

Suggested reading age 9-12 years. Some interior illustrations.

About the Kiwi author

Dr Michele CoxDr Michele Cox is a former Football Fern — the New Zealand Women’s National Football team — with six published books to date. The Sammy Football Trilogy draws on Michele’s experiences growing up playing football — a male-dominated sport. Michele and her mother, Barbara Cox, were the first mother and daughter in the world to play together on the field in international games. The duo debuted in the national team in 1987. Michele’s sister, Tara, also played for New Zealand, and her dad, Roy, coached the national team.
Michele believes in promoting health and well-being through physical activity. To complement her work in sports, she has an array of qualifications, including a PhD in Physical Activity/Health Promotion.

Additional information

Dimensions20 × 13 × 0.75 cm
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Paperback edition



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Published by

Clean Slate Press

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