Running For Gold and Cycling For Gold

Running for Gold and Cycling for Gold

Running for Gold and Cycling for GoldAward winning sports journalist Owen Slot has turned his hand to fiction, penning a couple of Olympic-themed books for young readers that are available on Puffin paperback.

In Running For Gold, Danny Powell has dreams of becoming the 100m world champion, but he is laughed at by everyone who all think it is no more than a pipe dream. With the Olympic Games on his doorstep he is inspired to give it a go, hoping his family and friends will be there to cheer him over the finish line.

In Cycling For Gold, Sam is the fastest boy on his paper delivery round. He’s so fast that his boss spots his talent as a cyclist and he spots an opportunity to benefit from the fame that is likely to come Sam’s way. As Sam prepares to race in the Olympic velodrome, can he handle the expectation now that his skills have been recognised?

Written in a simple and chatty style, these books are easy reads and the idea of theming them around the Olympics at a time when the event is being hosted in London is a great idea, making them a topical buy for a young son who could perhaps also benefit from the inspirational message in the stories.

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