Mountain Bike Mania

Mountain Bike Mania

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by Matt Christopher, The #1 Kids
     
 

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Riding a bike is such a rush for Will Matthews. Soon after he joins a mountain biking club, he's hurtling down hills, pedaling over mud-churned trails and leaping over rocks and gullies. But he may be moving so fast that he's forgotten the friend he left behind.160 pp.

Overview

Riding a bike is such a rush for Will Matthews. Soon after he joins a mountain biking club, he's hurtling down hills, pedaling over mud-churned trails and leaping over rocks and gullies. But he may be moving so fast that he's forgotten the friend he left behind.160 pp.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-This sturdy and fast-moving novel posits a simple situation: an avowedly unathletic sixth-grader, pushed by his parents to find an after-school activity, discovers and falls in love with mountain biking. Will and Danny's friendship is endangered by Will's new passion and Danny's resistance to it. Both characters are well drawn, and their dialogue-whether angry or affectionate-rings quite true and reveals the common sense and good hearts of both boys. Needless to say, Christopher tidily resolves their disagreements as well as the book's subplots-a conflict between bikers and hikers; Will's parents' tendency to work too much and leave him a latchkey kid; and the bike club's need for new members and better PR, especially to make up for the behavior of an immature member. The issues that Christopher addresses-usage of public spaces, responsibility to the environment, the necessity of parents balancing work and child rearing, friends respecting one another's differences-are worked into the plot, rather than placed atop it, and Will's loving family environment, if a tad too perfect, is also reassuring and endearing.-Coop Renner, Coldwell Elementary-Intermediate School, El Paso, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316142922
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
1,003,848
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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Mountain Bike Mania 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
sixth grade Will Mathews is looking for an after school activity, but when when he joins th mountain bike club he's freindship with danny is in danger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mountiaan bike story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Were gonna winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn but we hav the stupidest nam everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sorry but your team lost.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:( i can't stand this stupid book :) this book could be worse