Number 12 (De twaalfde man)

Number 12 (De twaalfde man)

Illustrator: Marjolein Pottie

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SKU: 9789058382313

Marco is crazy about football. He has just joined a 'real' club. When Marco is playing a match, his dad shouts instructions from the sideline. Marco feels uncomfortable about this. Besides, Marco has problems with knowing left from right. Conn teaches him a trick: put a plaster on your right thumb. This helps! Marco's club is winning, until Marco loses his plaster and makes a mess of things. Dad is angry with Marco, and as a result mum is angry with dad. Marco has enough of this football war and throws his football shoes in the bin. This makes dad realise that playing is more important than winning.


A recognizable story for young readers about football, playing for fun or not and confusing left and right. With colour illustrations by Marjolein Pottie, a very popular illustrator.


4th print-run


Themes: playing soccer, winning, pressure, left and right


Rights sold: Korean, German, Danish, Chinese (mainland)


Was awarded a Silver Pen in the Netherlands (2005).

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Awarded Silver Pencil
Language Rights sold Chinese (simple), Danish, German, Korean
Reprint 2nd printrun
Variety young reader book
Themes playing soccer, winning, pressure, left and right
Age 7+
Reading level AVI 5
Number of pages 40 pages
Format 24,5 x 16,5 cm
Design hardcover
Published since 01/03/2004
NUR code 282
Author Hilde Vandermeeren
Illustrator Marjolein Pottie
ISBN Number 9789058382313