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BMX Challenge
     

BMX Challenge

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by Jake Maddox, Thomas Kingsley Troupe, Sean Tiffany (Illustrator)
 

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Jason never turns down a dare, which has gotten him in trouble more than once. After he gives some classmates a hard time, they challenge him to a BMX competition. Jason can't say no. But BMX is way harder than he thought. If he can't learn to ride before the competition, this dare will be his last.

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Jason never turns down a dare, which has gotten him in trouble more than once. After he gives some classmates a hard time, they challenge him to a BMX competition. Jason can't say no. But BMX is way harder than he thought. If he can't learn to ride before the competition, this dare will be his last.

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Children's Literature - Renee Farrah Vess
Jason has a personal rule that he will always accept any dare offered to him. So when he insults a few BMX riders at school, he accepts their dare to enter a BMX race. Jason trains with his friend Stephen but starts to realize he may have been wrong; there is a lot of work and also a lot of fun involved with BMX riding. With the help of a notebook from Stephen's older brother, Jason gets a crash course in balancing techniques, endurance, and mastering the hole-shot. Jason has his share of embarrassing crashes and falls, but he always gets up to keep going toward the big goal—being a contender in the 12th Annual Dirt Cross. Jason's upbeat attitude throughout his whole ordeal gives him a clear mind on race day, and proves just how much of a good sport he and his challengers are. Illustrations are full page black, gray, and white with thick outlines. The back of the book contains a glossary of words used in the story, three discussion questions, three writing prompts, and a short history of BMX. A "Jake Maddox" sports story. Reviewer: Renee Farrah Vess

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434234230
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
275,363
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

When Sean Tiffany was growing up, he lived on a small island off the coast of Maine. Every day, from sixth grade until he graduated from high school, he had to take a boat to get to school. When Sean isn't working on his art, he works on a multimedia project called "OilCan Drive," which combines music and art. He has a pet cactus named Jim.

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