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The Race Across America, Book 37

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The Race Across America, Book 37

Geronimo keeps getting surprise gifts from an anonymous donor, and he can't figure out what they mean. He receives a set of bicycle handlebars, two bicycle peddles and a bike helmet.

Hmm…all these gifts have a theme, but Geronimo is puzzled until his sporty buddy Bruce Hyena comes bursting into his apartment with some stunning news: Bruce signed Geronimo up for the Race Across America. Yep, Geronimo is expected to ride a bicycle 3,000 miles --- clear across an entire country.

Although Geronimo will never remember actually agreeing to Bruce's crazy plan, he soon finds himself whisked off to begin training. Although still waffling after getting all his biking gear, when Benjamin tells his uncle how proud he is of him, Geronimo knows he's off to the races, whether he wants to go or not.

Bruce takes Geronimo for a little spin to get him used to his beautiful racing bike. That goes really well, if a person enjoys being breathless, cramping, having a dry mouth and a sore back, wanting to cry, and then falling off the bicycle. Then the training begins. The only way Geronimo survives is by thinking of Benjamin. When the team finally boards the plane to fly to America, Bruce astounds Geronimo by suggesting a goal for the race that reveals a true heart of gold.

Geronimo's many fans will adore his latest adventure story, complete with facts about the Race Across America, the history of bikes, how to limber up during a plane ride, and much more.

Reviewed by on April 1, 2009

The Race Across America, Book 37
(Geronimo Stilton / Thea Stilton #39)
by Geronimo Stilton

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2009
  • Paperback: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • ISBN-10: 0545021375
  • ISBN-13: 9780545021371