Harly Weaver and the Race Across America

Author: Mays, Ken

Subjects: Sports; Cycling; Growing Up/Boys

Age: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Grade: 4, 5, 6, 7

Order code: 0890

Price: $9.99
Website price: $7.99

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 0890S

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A 12-year-old Floridian who is a serious cyclist with a dream to compete in the Race Across America, an ingenious best friend with a plan to help him fulfill his dream, and a successful newspaper owner eager for a human-interest story that will sell newspapers—these are the driving forces in Harly Weaver and the Race Across America.

As Harly prepares physically and mentally for the 3,000-mile race, we learn about a biker’s diet, fatigue factors, vocabulary, expenses and sponsorships, bikes and their parts and fittings, the duties and needs of a support team, and the effects of a strict regimen on Harly’s social life and school studies. During the race, we experience his physical and emotional strain. We see, too, how the attitudes and reactions of the townspeople, merchants, Harly’s teacher and classmates, his 13-year-old sister, and his mother change when they perceive themselves to be part of a positive effort.

Harly grows up during the story. He suffers physical pain when he outgrows his bike’s fine-tuned measurements, and he matures emotionally when he realizes that making a dream come true carries responsibilities with it. In the end, Harly finds his own brand of triumph.

A 12-year-old Floridian who is a serious cyclist with a dream to compete in the Race Across America, an ingenious best friend with a plan to help him fulfill his dream, and a successful newspaper owner eager for a human-interest story that will sell newspapers—these are the driving forces in Harly Weaver and the Race Across America.

As Harly prepares physically and mentally for the 3,000-mile race, we learn about a biker’s diet, fatigue factors, vocabulary, expenses and sponsorships, bikes and their parts and fittings, the duties and needs of a support team, and the effects of a strict regimen on Harly’s social life and school studies. During the race, we experience his physical and emotional strain. We see, too, how the attitudes and reactions of the townspeople, merchants, Harly’s teacher and classmates, his 13-year-old sister, and his mother change when they perceive themselves to be part of a positive effort.

Harly grows up during the story. He suffers physical pain when he outgrows his bike’s fine-tuned measurements, and he matures emotionally when he realizes that making a dream come true carries responsibilities with it. In the end, Harly finds his own brand of triumph.

Harly Weaver and the Race Across America Cover

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