Brand: Random House Books for Young Readers

Product Code: 9780679890010

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Brief Description:
Afraid of his new mountain bike, third-grader Marvin finds himself in a desperate situation when he accepts a challenge to ride down Suicide Hill.


Jacket Description/Back:
Botched bike races and broken noses...

Suicide Hill is the stuff of legends. Many have tried to master the slippery slopes on their bikes, but few have succeeded. The word at school is that Marvin will be taking on the hill with his new mountain bike. But the truth is, he can barely climb onto the seat! And shifting gears -- forget about it. How did he suddenly become a daredevil? Does he have to ride down Suicide Hill to prove himself? If Marvin makes it, he'll be a hero. If not, his friends and family will catch the biggest wipeout in history!



Review Quotes:
"Aside from being resoundingly funny, Sachar has a rare honesty about what children really encounter in the world".

-- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books



Jacket Description/Flap:
Many have tried to master the slippery slopes of Suicide Hill on their bikes. Marvin's older brother has conquered the hill, but Marvin has steered clear. Until now. The word at school is that Marvin will be taking on the hill with his new mountain bike. But the truth is, he can barely climb on the seat! And the gears--forget about it. How did he suddenly become a daredevil? Does he have to go through with it to prove himself? If Marvin makes it, he'll be a hero. If not, his friends and family may catch the biggest wipeout in history!


Marc Notes:
A Stepping stone book.;Afraid of his new mountain bike, third-grader Marvin finds himself in a desperate situation when he accepts a challenge to ride down Suicide Hill.


Biographical Note:
Louis Sachar is the bestselling author of the award-winning novel Holes, as well as Small Steps, The Cardturner, Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, and the rest of the Marvin Redpost series, among many others. Visit him at louissachar.com.


Publisher Marketing:
This chapter book in Newbery Honor-winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar's Marvin Redpost series is all about daredevils and conquering your fears!

Everyone says that Marvin is going to ride his new mountain bike down Suicide Hill. And everyone is coming to watch him do it--his friends, his family, even his older brother. But the truth is, Marvin can't climb onto the seat without wobbling. And shifting gears? Braking? Forget about it! What's Marvin going to do?

Hilarious and relatable, Marvin Redpost is perfect for kids who love to bond with quirky characters like Junie B. Jones and George Brown, Class Clown.


Review Citations:
  • Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2000 pg. 763 (EAN 9780679890010, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2000 pg. 66 (EAN 9780679890010, Paperback)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2001 pg. 66 (EAN 9780679890010, Paperback)
  • Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2000 pg. 763 (EAN 9780679990017, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2000 pg. 66 (EAN 9780679990017, Library Binding)
  • Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2001 pg. 66 (EAN 9780679990017, Library Binding)