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Mountain Bike Hero
Mountain Bike Hero
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Reviewed Titles Accelerated Reader
Jake Maddox

Mountain Bike Hero

by Jake Maddox
Illustrated by Sean Tiffany

Everyone says that Crooked Hill has a curse. But it's the only good place to go mountain biking in Flatte County. When Jonah's brother goes down it during a storm, can Jonah beat the Crooked Hill curse?

GenreSports Fiction
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level560L
ATOS Level3.2
AR Points1
AR Quiz #141366
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandJake Maddox
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count72
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Booklist - Ileene Cooper

"In this first entry in the new Outdoor Adventures subset of the Jake Maddox Sports Stories series, Jonah and his younger brother, Shawn, are visiting their grandfather. Their mountain bikes provide most of the entertainment, since working around the farm is not that much fun. When Jonah hears about a nearly forgotten trail, he is eager to try it out, even though Grandpa tells him that it’s cursed. Sure enough, when Jonah tries it, his bike hits a tree root, and he hurts himself in a fall. Shawn isn’t deterred, however, and sneaks out to try the trail in a rainstorm that turns torrential, leaving it up to Jonah to save him. There are plot pushes here that raise eyebrows. Grandpa notes that perhaps he should have called the police to help after bruised Jonah faces the brutal storm alone. You think? However, readers will like the fast-paced action and the sense of Jonah as a boy on a mission. Short sentences, large type, and lively ink artwork make this a good choice for reluctant readers." - Booklist

September 1, 2011

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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