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Livewire Real Lives: Newcastle United Paperback – 6 Apr 1998
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The Livewire biographies...are interesting, well-illustrated and keenly devoured by the teenage (and adult) readers at whom they are aimed. (Times Educational Supplement)
The selection of Real Lives is appealing and imaginative. (NATE News)
Quick and efficient for the teacher: encouraging and illuminating for the student - the lightning-enhanced Livewire logo needs no explanation. (Literacy & Learning)
...an attractively presented range of intrinsically interesting material, accompanied by some lively teaching ideas. (NATE News)
"Livewire" is a series of reading materials with a teenage or adult interest level for those with a reading age of ten or below. This title is part of the "Real Lives" sports series, and discusses the Newcastle United football team. It is designed specifically for people with reading ages of eight or nine, and aims to engage the interest of the reader in a non-patronizing way, and lead towards the attainment of a higher reading ability. It is accessible in layout and design, and there are many facts and illustrations. All "Livewire" books have been written by qualified special needs teachers and have been designed, checked and graded in association with the Basic Skills Agency. The "Real Lives" series offers biographies in the categories of: sport; film and music; and politics and history.