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Roy of the Rovers: On Tour

Illustrated by Dan Cornwell
Published by Rebellion Graphic Novels
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

ROVERS ON THE ROAD! On Tour is the fourth book in the football-tastic Roy of the Rovers fiction series. Part of the second season, this exciting series is written by award-winning author Tom Palmer.

Roy Race is living the dream. After a whirlwind season that saw him become centre forward for his beloved Melchester Rovers and score a bagful of goals, helping them secure promotion into League One, he's now recognised as one of the best young footballers in the country. But something strange is afoot. As Rovers head off on a pre-season tour, Roy's treated differently, and kept apart from the team. What's going on, and why are Rovers bringing in new players? With his family life hitting a rough patch and everything in flux at Mel Park, it's time for Roy of the Rovers to fight for his team, his family - and his career in football...

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Praise for the Roy of the Rovers series:

EPIC! - Match of the Day Magazine

I love the way that they are about so much more than football: they are about heart, values and family. Both graphic novel and fiction titles are compelling, engaging and a lot of fun. Lace up and get reading. - Jim Sells, Programme manager for Sport & Literacy, National Literacy Trust.

Read with my 7 year old who is football mad, really enjoyed it and left us wanting to read the next one in the series! - GoodReads Review

Tom Palmer is a best-selling children's author from Leeds, England. He has written dozens of books for children, including the Football Academy series, and continues to inspire young readers up and down the UK. He supports Leeds United.

Comic artist and illustrator based on the south coast of England. Early work was on titles such as Futurequake, Dogbreath, 100% Biodegradable. Big break came in 2014 when John Wagner and Alan Grant spotted his work and offered him the chance to illustrate a new sci-fi comic called Rok of the Reds. Since then he's worked on characters including Judge Dredd, Judge Fear, Max Normal and others for 2000AD and Judge Dredd The Megazine. Also illustrated Dredd for the Cursed Earth card game and Crime Files mobile game. Recent work includes the critically acclaimed sequel to Rok of the Reds - Rok the God, again written by John Wagner, and Roy of the Rovers illustrations for their fiction novels. Continues to work with 2000AD on stories including the upcoming series Department K and a new John Wagner Judge Dredd story. He is also working with former Tharg - Steve MacManus on his latest comic Blazer!

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