Andersen Press Andersen Press

Author

Stephen Davies
Stephen Davies

Stephen Davies spent several years living amongst Fulani herders in Burkina Faso as a missionary. He has written for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and the Sunday Times and is the author of several books for young readers. www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk

Chessboxer

(Paperback) - 20191003

9781783448401

Chessboxer RRP £7.99

Synopsis

'Gripping and surprising. I gulped it down' Sarah Crossan

Leah Baxter is a genius. She's a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her.
But Leah is at stalemate – grieving for her father, and feeling suffocated. She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess. But chess doesn't want to quit her. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits. Can the pawn become the queen?



  • Paperback
  • Published: 20191003
  • ISBN: 9781783448401
  • Age Range: 12+ years