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Cycling Champion
Cycling Champion
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Jake Maddox

Cycling Champion

by Jake Maddox
Illustrated by Eduardo Garcia

Austin, eager to prove himself and win a sports trophy like his older brothers, joins a local cycling club and enters a Tour de France-style bike race. Not only does he have to find a bike, train, and learn the course, but he also has to deal with a bully who wants him out of the club. For Austin, it feels like a race just to get to the starting line!

 
DeweyFIC
GenreSports Fiction
  
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
GRLM
Lexile Level660L
ATOS Level4.2
AR Points1
AR Quiz #148277
  
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
  
ISBN978-1-4342-3290-8
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandJake Maddox
Copyright2012
  
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count72
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $24.65 School/Library Price
$18.49
 


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Library Media Connection - Nick Petrosino

"This series does a nice job of spreading the wealth when it comes to sports fiction. Instead of concentrating on the typical mainstays, the series provides interesting storylines pertaining to some lesser publicized sports. The books are broken down into short chapters with plenty of white space for easy reading. The characters and plots are believable as each story escalates to its satisfactory conclusion. Full-page, b&w illustrations help the characters come to life and provide visual context. This high-interest, low-level series is sure to be a hit with many readers, but expect sports enthusiasts and Matt Christopher fans to be the first in line to get their hands on these books. Additional features include discussion questions, writing prompts, and additional information about each sport. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

October 1, 2012

Jake Maddox

Jake Maddox

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

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