In this action-adventure fantasy, Sam and Lorna’s bike challenge becomes far more than a neighborhood race.
Lorna Wilson moves to the Crestwood subdivision in Arizona with her mom and baby brother. Unpacking boxes, Lorna begins seeking a way to fit into the crowd when a girl named Ally knocks on her front door.
Splashing in the pool at Ally’s house, Lorna learns about the bike challenge created by a scar-faced neighborhood legend, Samuel Black. She hears herself boasting that she can take on Sam Black in his own race and win. Lorna's words quickly come back to bite her.
Although none of the kids will root for the new girl, an ancient cairn opens to the Land of Twilight giving Lorna an opportunity to win anything her heart desires.
This is great literature for kids. Must have pick! Full series, 2020!
Illustrations are by award-winning artist, Brianna Osaseri.
Thema: Preteen fantasy, multi-racial, female protagonist; Celtic folklore; cultural; urban; purpose; sixth-grade; wilson; Jamaican; African American; Irish; ages 9-12; chapter book; avid biker; racer; mountain bike; elementary reader; new school; children of divorce; hard decisions coming of age; conflicts; new friendship; importance of quality good tall tales; cairn mystery; suspense; upside-down; a challenge; creative solutions, longing, teen issues, suspense, action-adventure, shamrock, leprechaun, three tasks
About the Author
MA- Marshall University 1986 Elememtary Ed. K-6
MA + 45 hours to date -Reading Specialist
Drema Shamblin is a retired teacher still subbing every day.
Taught Grades K, 1
Taught Grade 4 Writing
Taught Driver's Ed 9-12
Worked as a Reading Specialist most of career. She prides herself in knowing that she taught many of her students to read AND drive.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 through Chapter 19