Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grade 5n/a4.733148
Marcel loves riding his bicycle, whether he's racing through the streets of his small town in France or making bread deliveries for his parents' bakery. He dreams of someday competing in the Tour de France, the greatest bicycle race. But ever since Germany's occupation of France began two years ago, in 1940, the race has been canceled. Now there are soldiers everywhere, interrupting Marcel's rides with checkpoints and questioning.

Then Marcel learns two big secrets, and he realizes there are worse things about the war than a canceled race. When he later discovers that his friend's entire family is in imminent danger, Marcel knows he can help -- but it will involve taking a risky bicycle ride to pass along covert information. And when nothing ends up going according to plan, it's up to him to keep pedaling and think quickly... because his friend, her family, and his own future hang in the balance.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on September 27, 2016 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545850959
ISBN-13: 9780545850957
2 Book Reviews
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  • booTuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm
    I read this book this is a good adventure in the middle of town, good friendship, and no bad scenes, just some that are a bit scary.
    • awesome564
      awesome564Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 8:23 am55 stars
      I think that this book is REALLY awesome. It is very interesting and has you gripped until the very last word. I would recommend this book to anyone and every one if you are looking for a good book. There is never a boring moment in this entire book. 10 out of 101