Barry Loser #10: Barry Loser is the Best at Football NOT!

World Cup Fever is officially here, and everyone’s gone totally football crazy! It’s the perfect time to pick a dream team for the school footie cup. Barry can’t wait to show off his ball skills. Trouble is, he’s so completeerly rubbish he gets thrown off the Mogden Maniacs team. Tee hee! Hmm: now what? You can’t keep Barry Loser down for long. And it turns out that his best buddy Bunky is a super striker. All Bunky needs is a manager – yup, Barry – to seal his football fame. But when Bunky starts getting a bit too into himself, can Barry help him keep his feet on the ground long enough to bag victory in the cup final?

  • More hilarious antics with have-a-go hero Barry
  • Cool football theme to tie in with the World Cup
  • From a series that’s won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize
  • Jim Smith also won a 2017 Scholastic Lollies Award

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    Jim Smith

    Barry Loser is the keelest author in the whole wide world amen. He’s so clever that he doesn’t even have to try that hard to write his books… Luckily Jim Smith is the keelest kids’ book spellchecker in the whole wide world!


    Winner of the 2013 Roald Dahl Funny Prize for I Am Still Not a Loser and the Lollies for Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom Noms.

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