The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Olympic Athlete

By Tim Collins

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Meet Alexander—a boy living in Athens, Greece, in 380 BC. The famous Olympic games are just around the corner, and he gets to go and assist one of Athens’ prized athletes. But when the athlete gets sick the day of his competition, can Alexander uncover the plot against Athens and prove himself a hero?

The hilarious Long-Lost Secret Diary series puts readers inside the heads of unlucky people in unfortunate situations. The accessible, irreverent stories will keep young readers laughing as they learn the importance of not being afraid to learn from their mistakes. Get Real fact boxes featured throughout, as well as a glossary and additional back matter, provide historical context and background.

About the Author

Tim Collins worked as a copywriter in advertising before becoming a full-time author. He writes nonfiction books for adults and children’s fiction books, including books designed to appeal to reluctant readers. His work has been translated into forty languages. His books have won numerous awards including the Manchester Fiction City award and the Lincolnshire Book award. He is originally from Manchester but now lives in London.

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781631634451
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781631634468
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781631634475
  • Reading Age: from 8 to 13 years
  • Interest Age: from 8 to 13 years
  • Hardcover dimensions: 5 x 7.8 in
  • Paperback dimensions: 5 x 7.8 in
  • Publication date: Sep 01, 2020
  • Rights/Sales territory: Antigua and Barbuda | Anguilla | Aruba | Barbados | Saint Barthelemy | Bermuda | Bahamas | Belize | Canada | Costa Rica | Cuba | Dominica | Dominican Republic | Guadeloupe | Guatemala | Honduras | Haiti | Jamaica | Saint Kitts and Nevis | Cayman Islands | Saint Lucia | Saint Martin, French part | Martinique | Montserrat | Mexico | Nicaragua | Panama | Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Puerto Rico | El Salvador | Turks and Caicos Islands | Trinidad and Tobago | United States | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines | Virgin Islands, British | Virgin Islands, US
  • Format: Hardcover | Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 208
  • Lexile: 770L
  • Series: Long-Lost Secret Diary
  • Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
  • Subjects:
    JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Ancient Civilizations
    JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

Reviews of The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Olympic Athlete:

"A useful package for reluctant readers."—School Library Journal

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