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McDonough, Yona Zeldis.
THE BICYCLE SPY
New York : Scholastic, 2016
IL 3-6, RL 5.8
ISBN 
0545850959

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Marcel loves to ride his bicycle through the streets of his town in France. He makes bread deliveries for his parentís bakery. Marcel dreams of riding in the Tour De France, a famous bike race. But, since the German occupation of his country, all races have been cancelled. There are soldiers everywhere, stopping people with their checkpoints and questions. Marcel is stopped everyday as he makes his deliveries. Then, during one of his trips, Marcel learns that his family is in danger. His parents are members of the French resistance, a group dedicated to defeating the Germans. Marcelís bike rides became more risky by the day, and soon he will have to ride to save many more lives than just his own.

SUBJECTS:     Action and adventure fiction.
                        Bicycles and bicycling -- Fiction.
                        Family life -- France -- Fiction.
                        France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction.
                        Jews -- France -- Fiction.
                        Secrets -- Fiction.
                        War fiction.
                        World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements
                        France -- Fiction.


 
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