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. Meanwhile, Martin's Mother won't stop practicing on her new electronic keyboard -- and she's driving him around the bend. He's so grumpy that he doesn't feel like helping his friends when they come up with a water-sprinkler-symphony scheme to help pay for their accident. Will Martin change his tune and add some much-needed harmony to his summer?
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781554531615
9781554531608
Branch Call Number: MAR
Characteristics: 111 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Kelly, Joseph

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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 May 03, 2012

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

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