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Can Marcel make the ride of his life?

Marcel loves riding his bicycle, whether he’s racing through the streets of his small town in France or making bread deliveries for his parents’ bakery. He dreams of someday competing in the Tour de France, the greatest bicycle race. But ever since Germany’s occupation of France began two years ago, in 1940, the race has been canceled. Now there are soldiers everywhere, interrupting Marcel’s rides with checkpoints and questioning.

Then Marcel learns two big secrets, and he realizes there are worse things about the war than a canceled race. When he later discovers that his friend’s entire family is in imminent danger, Marcel knows he can help—but it will involve taking a risky bicycle ride to pass along covert information. And when nothing ends up going according to plan, it’s up to him to keep pedaling and think quickly because his friend, her family, and his own future hang in the balance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Clearly written, suspenseful, and accessible to a younger audience…An engaging story.”


  • “History seamlessly meets fiction as readers learn about a snippet of life in World War II Europe…Students will become engrossed in Marcel’s exploits.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A fine story of war, friendship, and taking a stand against injustice.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrator Mark Turetsky dives right into the world of Occupied France and the story of twelve-year-old Marcel, who dreams of riding in the Tour de France as he pedals his own bike on errands of great daring. Turetsky is unassuming in that he lets the story unfold by itself; he brings subtle emphasis through pregnant pauses and intonation…Turetsky moves easily between the facts of the times and the suspense of Marcel’s many forays on behalf of the French Resistance. His youthful voice underscores the bravery of this young Frenchman.”


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