MVPby Douglas Evans, John Shelley (Illustrator)
Every kid’s dream is to be named Most Valuable Player. But how many ever dream that the game is a race around the world (no flying allowed) in just forty days? That’s the challenge Adam faces in the Great Global Game. As the player for the Magellan Voyage Project, he competes against others for a four-million-dollar prize! Trackers with blowguns and a
Every kid’s dream is to be named Most Valuable Player. But how many ever dream that the game is a race around the world (no flying allowed) in just forty days? That’s the challenge Adam faces in the Great Global Game. As the player for the Magellan Voyage Project, he competes against others for a four-million-dollar prize! Trackers with blowguns and a nefarious baron don’t make things easy.
Mary Helen Sheriff
Meet the Author
Douglas Evans is the author of MVP*, Apple Island, and the previous collections of classroom tales: Math Rashes and The Classroom at the End of the Hall. He has a master's degree in education and has taught for fifteen years in settings ranging from a small logging town in Oregon to international schools in Helsinki and London. He currently lives in Berkeley, California.
John Shelly was born in Birmingham, England, and moved to Tokyo as an adult. He has illustrated a number of English and Japanese titles.
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I couldn't put this book down, and I thinks it's the best book I've ever read. A great adventure!
Imagine, who hasn't? A summer with nothing to do except playing computer games while your single mother has to clean your classmates' houses. Imagine a cyberspace around-the -world graet global race actually coming to life, and with your heart beating fast now, this is real, remember? Danger, obstacles, enemies disguised as friends, all happening in real time. Will you make it? Will you rescue your mother and yourself from the drab life you are stuck in, by winning the prize? Is this really happening? The best summer vacation imaginable is happening, and Amdam Story, a twelve year old, is the amazed and lucky boy to rise to the challenge. But it could be you. Read all about it.
Adam Story is challenged to travel around the wolrd in forty days using surface tranportation only such as ships, buses, and trains. What a trip! He's always dodging trackers and stopper sleep darts. He pilots a boat and escapes through sunflower fields in France. I also liked all the lists Adam made. Read this!
In the traditional of Jules Verne and Ronald Dahl, this highly entertainly novel by the author of The Elevator Family, takes twelve-year old Adam Story on a thrilling adventure around the world. He accepts a bet to become the youngest person ever to travel around the world without flying and he has forty days to do it. Well- written and full of fun lists, palidromes, and details.