Author(s): Felice Arena; Garry Lyon
The football adventure that started it all!Simon Magee is twelve and mad about Aussie Rules. He's even got a nickname - 'Specky' - because he takes such spectacular marks. But his family hates footy... So why is there a baby photo of him dressed in footy gear? Determined to find out the truth, Specky uncovers more than he ever bargained for.Specky Magee is a one gulp book to be read fast and easily . . . Australian Book ReviewIt's encouraging Aussie Kids to read and enjoy Aussie culture . . . Eddie McGuire, the Herald Sun
Felice Arena is the author and creator of many popular and award-winning children's books for all ages, including Whippersnapper, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid series. Garry Lyon debuted with the Melbourne Football Club in 1986, at 18 years of age. He retired 14 years later with Best and Fairest and Leading Goal Kicker awards, Victorian and All Australian selections, and 226 games under his belt. He captained the Demons for seven years, as well as Victoria, and coached the Australian International Rules Team for four years. He is now a football columnist and commentator.