The Mystery of the Stolen FA Cup Medal

David loves football, but his mum can’t afford to take him to see his beloved United play. One day he sees something over the garden fence that doesn’t look right.

What should he do? His mum has rules and he doesn't want to break them, but...

Tom Palmer's story was commissioned by the British Council and Reading Agency's 'Chatterbooks' project. Here you can read and listen to the story, and there are classroom resources for all seven parts.

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