Reading age: 7 – 13 years
Page count: 76pp
Available formats: Paperback, Kindle
Publisher: J&B Publishing
Publication date: March 2021
ISBN/ASIN: 978-1913685072

Football Sam v Aliens United: Football Sam Series Book 1


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A funny, page-turning adventure story about achieving to the very best of your ability. For ages 7 to 13.

Football Sam’s new team, The Shooting Stars, are keen to play their first proper league game, but instead find themselves facing one-eyed, purple aliens!
Aliens United are the top team in the galaxy. They’ve arrived in a big, round alien spaceship, and — unless Sam and his friends can defeat them — they will take over the Earth and make everyone their servants.
Can Roo, Dexter, Mai Lee, Max – and Football Sam – stick together, overcome their fears, and maybe even WIN?
Sam is sure his friends are up to the task. And they will have to be, otherwise all Earth Humans will be washing smelly alien football socks for the rest of their lives … !


Football Sam v Aliens United is jam-packed with humour, friendships, and, of course, football! With numerous TV and stage adaptations, translations in over 30 languages, and over half a million books sold, it’s easy to see why David Bedford’s warm and wonderful stories are treasured by families across the world.

Buy Football Sam v Aliens United ebook or paperback, and enjoy a football adventure today!



What Readers are saying about David Bedford’s books:


hooked both my son and I from the first time we read it … a fantastic read and one that will stay in our repertoire for a long while to come!’

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– Amazon reviews of Big Bear Little Bear

very comical and an overall great children’s book

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‘funny and exciting … with twists and turns!

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– Goodreads reviews of Top of the League

‘Brilliant book. My son loves this book has been read many many times

‘A wonderfully subtle and touching tale of friendship
– Amazon reviews of Roo the Roaring Dinosaur

David Bedford is a talented author. His books are always beautiful. This though has to be my favourite of all. It was magical

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– Goodreads reviews of The Way I Love You

‘(our son) amazed us all by not being able to put the books down until he’d finished them all.’

‘As a family we thoroughly enjoyed it. Would highly recommend’
– Amazon reviews of The Team Football/Soccer series (9 books)

‘it made me squeal in happiness

‘absolutely fantastic. Great job David Bedford!’
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