This book is dedicated to the memory of its author Jonny Zucker, who lived with mental health issues for over 20 years.
He brought joy to the lives of thousands. We miss him every day.
Jonny dedicated his whole life to getting kids reading, and worked for many years as a primary school teacher before becoming an author.
Striker Boy was his favourite and most popular story. This special not-for-profit edition is being published in his memory to raise awareness around mental health.
The money we raise for Mind will help to ensure that every person experiencing a mental health issue receives the support and respect they deserve. A fantastic example of that support is the ‘Get Set to Go’ scheme which provides support in the community through sport.
If you need advice or support, contact Mind on 0300 123 3393, or visit www.mind.org.uk.
KEEP IN TOUCH
Striker Boy in Schools
We’ve produced a range of free teacher resources to accompany the book, including an emotional resilience pack.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also running a free-to-enter national writing competition with some great prizes.
That’s not all, as there’s also a free emotional resilience assembly and book sale pack!
To top it all off, schools can benefit from fantastic savings when ordering multiple copies of the book.
Jonny inspired me at an early age. He was quite the simply the funniest man that I’d met. A hilarious and original wit, this book shows off his multitude of talents.”
Jonny Zucker is a fantastic author with a natural ability to engage and inspire children.
Brilliantly paced football excitement on and off the pitch in this fast moving adventure.
This tense wish-fulfilment adventure scores on every level, with attractive characters, fast-paced plot and a feelgood finale.
This novel moves along at break neck speed. Packed with footballing detail… it’s a big, thrilling, fun-packed read!
My 10 year old son loves Striker Boy and met Jonny when he came to visit his school. He talked about him for ages.
GET IN TOUCH
If you’d like to find out more about what we are doing, or volunteer to help with the campaign, the please get in touch! Any and all volunteers welcome. You can use the form below or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER
2Simple Ltd are not a print publishing house, this is the first book we have ever printed! We make educational software for primary schools. In 2013 we teamed up with Jonny to launch an online library of original fiction books called ‘Serial Mash’. We loved every minute of working with Jonny and he became a dear friend to all of us. We take comfort in the fact that he lives on through his writing, and continues to inspire children to read for pleasure.