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.

Sixth-grader Will is looking for an after-school activity, but when he joins the mountain biking club, his old friendships and values are challenged.

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Mountain Bike Mania

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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.

Sixth-grader Will is looking for an after-school activity, but when he joins the mountain biking club, his old friendships and values are challenged.

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Editorial Reviews

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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316095297
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 12/19/2009
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 283,347
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 226 KB

Meet the Author

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

    Posted November 20, 2003

    Carlos

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Love bikes

    Great mountiaan bike story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Yay contest

    Go team mountain mania. Stupid name tho

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Contest

    Were gonna winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn but we hav the stupidest nam everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Contest!!!!!

    Im sorry but your team lost.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Cam

    :( i can't stand this stupid book
    :) this book could be worse

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