Martin Bridge Onwards and Upwards!

Martin Bridge Onwards and Upwards!

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Martin's summer is off to an unharmonious start when his best friends Alex and Stuart are grounded for accidentally damaging Polar Pete's ice-cream truck and to complicate matters Laila Moffat joins the Junior Badgers, much to Martin's chagrin.
Publisher: Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2009
Branch Call Number: FICTION KER
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Kelly, Joseph - Illustrator
ISBN: 9781554531608


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SPL_Childrens May 03, 2012

The Martin Bridge series by Jessica Scott Kerrin is another excellent choice for beginning chapter book readers.
The series has been described as “wholesome” and “refreshing”. Featuring an appealing protagonist, Martin Bridge, the stories are “slice-of-life” adventures in the life of a young boy at home and at school.
In Martin Bridge Onwards and Upwards, Martin’s summer vacation has a rather lonely start when his two best friends are grounded for accidentally damaging an ice cream truck. His mother has a new electronic keyboard, and it seems (to Martin) that she’s always practising on it, with no time for anything or anyone else. Then Laila Moffat – a keener and a know-it-all – joins the Junior Badgers and competes with Martin for badges.
Eventually, Martin learns how to deal with each of these situations, and with his feelings and reactions.
The Martin Bridge stories are entirely realistic and often humorous. In a light-hearted, appealing fashion, they deal with normal, everyday emotions, helping young readers “to recognize and accept our less-than-perfect selves”, while at the same time showing how we can help and improve ourselves too.


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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10


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