VIRTUAL - Middle Grade Book Club

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 3:00pm
Location: 

We will be discussing THE COLOSSUS OF ROADS by Christina Uss and will be joined by the author herself for a fun discussion.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Please register for the meeting here.


How It Works:

1. Purchase a copy of the chosen book from the store for your middle grader.

2. Middle grader reads the book!

3. Tune into the meeting on Saturday, June 20 at 3pm for a book club discussion with fellow readers, facilitated by our Children’s Programming Director, Joy.

Parents are welcome as well, but the focus will be on letting our young readers discuss their opinions of the book and its story. Books are available for purchase in the store or online.


More about THE COLOSSUS OF ROADS:

Rick Rusek's stomach has a lot to say. It's got opinions on tasty foods, not-so-tasty foods, and driving in traffic-jammed Los Angeles makes it roil, boil, gurgle, and howl. It's doing the best it can. It never meant to earn its owner the nickname Carsick Rick or make him change schools for fifth grade.

And Rick's stomach isn't the only one dealing with terrible traffic. His family's catering service, Smotch, is teetering on the verge of ruin after a rash of late deliveries and missed appointments. Fortunately, Rick has the solution. Unfortunately, no one wants to listen to a kid.

Absolutely certain that he could fix the constant, endless traffic snarls, Rick hatches a plan. But he'll need help from his unicorn-loving Girl Scout neighbor, a famous street artist, and the best driver in L.A. Together they'll take on the stream of stalled cars--and a secret conspiracy or two, too.

It's going to be tough, but Rick won't give up. If he can successfully move the 330,000 slow-moving cars standing in the way of his family's future, maybe everyone will see that he's not Carsick Rick. He's one of the seven wonders of Los Angeles.

He's the Colossus of Roads.


More about CHRISTINA USS:

Christina Uss' first novel, The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle, was selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, Maine Student Book Award list, Vermont's Dorothy Canfield Fisher list and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. It received starred reviews from Shelf Awareness, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews and Publisher's Weekly. Christina lives in East Longmeadow MA.

The Colossus of Roads Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823444502
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - April 1st, 2020