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Is part of Specky Magee Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , 2002 series - author children's fiction (number 2 in series)
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'Name: Simon 'SPECKY' Magee

'Age: 13

'Code: Australian Rules Football

'Team: Booyong High Lions, Under 14's

'Position played: Star forward. Known for his SPEC-tacular marking ability and for kicking plenty of goals.

What to expect this season: Specky comes face to face with a tough, talented player by the name of Derek 'Screamer' Johnson. He was responsible for having Specky sent off during a game last season. The two boys become bitter rivals and when a popular TV show runs a nationwide football contest, Specky is relieved when everyone except Screamer decides to enter. But why is Screamer such a bully on the field? And why is he sucking up to Specky's team-mates?

Guaranteed highlights: Incredible footy action by Specky, a surprise trip and the introduction of some terrific new friends.

Question on everyone's lips: A true champion in the making, but is Specky good enough to win the Great Footy Contest?' (Publication summary)

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    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Puffin , 2003 .
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      Extent: 196p.
      ISBN: 014330061X
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    y separately published work icon Specky Magee Back to Back Volume 1 Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , Camberwell : Puffin , 2008 Z1545084 2008 selected work children's fiction children's 'Join Simon 'Specky' Magee, the star of the Under 14s Aussie Rules Football team, the Booyong High Lions, in this collection of two fantastic Specky adventures.' (Publisher's blurb) Camberwell : Puffin , 2008

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150 Years 150 Books 150 Words 600 Entries 10 Winners Lili Wilkinson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , October no. 3 2004; (p. 8-12)
The aim of the Save This Book competition was to nominate a book from the last 150 years, from a list of 150 titles, and explain why (in 150 words) why it should be saved from a tidal wave. Winners' submissions are included.
Untitled J. A. Mawter , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 6 2003; (p. 36)

— Review of Specky Magee and the Great Footy Contest Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Debbie Mulligan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 32)

— Review of Specky Magee and the Great Footy Contest Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , 2003 single work children's fiction
Book Reviews Peter Cross , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 May 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Specky Magee and the Great Footy Contest Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , 2003 single work children's fiction
School Duo Make Their Mark in Footy Fiction Jane Sullivan , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 10 May 2003; (p. 10)
Book Reviews Peter Cross , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 May 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Specky Magee and the Great Footy Contest Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled Debbie Mulligan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 18 no. 2 2003; (p. 32)

— Review of Specky Magee and the Great Footy Contest Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , 2003 single work children's fiction
Untitled J. A. Mawter , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 23 no. 6 2003; (p. 36)

— Review of Specky Magee and the Great Footy Contest Felice Arena , Garry Lyon , 2003 single work children's fiction
School Duo Make Their Mark in Footy Fiction Jane Sullivan , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 10 May 2003; (p. 10)
150 Years 150 Books 150 Words 600 Entries 10 Winners Lili Wilkinson , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , October no. 3 2004; (p. 8-12)
The aim of the Save This Book competition was to nominate a book from the last 150 years, from a list of 150 titles, and explain why (in 150 words) why it should be saved from a tidal wave. Winners' submissions are included.
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