|Publisher:||Rising Stars UK|
|Series:||Reading Planet Key Stage 2 (Saturn)|
|Book Band(UK):||Bridging Dark Blue/Red|
|Reading Recovery Level:||32|
|Humorous family story|
To the outside world, the Smedleys look like any other family: Mum, Dad, son, daughter, hamster ... and a grandpa dozing in the corner. Looks can be deceiving, however, because the Smedleys have a secret ...a very BIG secret. They are actually a daredevil team of crime-solving football ninjas! There's no stopping Throgmorton United! After succeeding in local and national tournaments, they are off to Europe for their first overseas competition . The team are excited to be travelling together to Paris, Rome and Madrid, but they aren't alone ...
Dastardly villainess, the Golden Panther has an eye on the tournament's priceless trophies - and seems to be one step ahead of the team at every turn. It's going to take a combination of luck, skill and technology to solve this continental crisis!