London, Feb 13 (ANI): Frank Lampard has signed a deal to write a series of books, called 'Frankie's Magic Football', for children aged five and over.
Publishers Little Brown said that the books will follow the adventures of a school boy called Frankie, his football-loving friends, and his pet dog Max, the Telegraph reported.
The Chelsea ace, who is usually included on lists of lauded top 10 educated footballers, said that he first had the idea of Frankie and his Magic Football when reading stories to his own children.
"Sport and reading are two essentials for us at home, so I decided to make up my own football stories and adventures. The characters are loosely based on friends and team-mates I've played with over the years. I am delighted that Little Brown liked the stories as much as my children and will be publishing the Frankie's Magic Football series," he said.
The first book, 'Frankie Versus The Pirate Pillagers', will be published in June followed by two more this year and another two in 2014. (ANI)