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Eight-year-old Martin Bridge returns for more slice-of-life adventures in the fifth book in this widely acclaimed chapter-book series. In the first story, Martin fumes every time classmate Harper tells one of his tall tales. Then when the fibber's astronaut costume for the parade is every bit as spectacular as he bragged it would be --- and flashier than Martin's --- our hero feels as fizzled out as a misfired rocket booster. Martin sure doesn't like Harper much. Will Martin step in and help when Harper gets in trouble, or let him get what he deserves? In the second story, when Martin demonstrates a ?moonwalk? worthy of his favorite cartoon superhero, Zip Rideout, a nasty fall lands him in the hospital for stitches. He begins to wonder why Zip never gets so much as a scratch in all his perilous adventures. Has Martin's high-flying opinion of Zip Rideout landed back on earth with a painful thud? Join Martin Bridge as he hurtles in and out of orbit with two new stories and an out-of-this-world activity to inspire young artists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781554531493
ISBN-10: 1554531497
Format: Paperback / softback
(178mm x 153mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Kids Can Press
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Jessica Scott Kerrin

Jessica Scott Kerrin is the author of the bestselling Martin Bridge series, inspired by the misadventures of her husband and son. Her first novel, Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff! was named an ALA Notable Children's Book and placed on the Horn Book Fanfare List. Kerrin grew up on the Canadian prairies, but now lives with her family and pet tortoise in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Joseph Kelly is a commercial and industrial artist. He is illustrator of the Martin Bridge series of chapter books and A Paddling of Ducks. He lives in Sonoma, California.

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