Meet Martin Bridge-a most special and ordinary boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated stories, Martin encounters two bus drivers with very different ways of relating, makes a tough decision about a friend's pet and takes on an extremely competitive model rocket project that almost costs him a friendship. The daily rhythms, struggles and triumphs of childhood-at home, at school and with friends-are evoked with warmth, understanding,...
Three more stores of Martin's plans unravelling. This time, he has to entertain an unwanted guest, share lunch with a boy who eats erasers and embark on a madcap search for his school's escaped pet parakeet.
Martin's back in two more stories. His first overnight camping trip with the Junior Badgers brings a mixed blessing as he shares a cabin room with his friend Alex. The second story, is about a familiar family conflict, watching TV or helping dad? See how Martin learns that spending time with Dad is more special that his favorite TV show.
Three more stories of Martin's plans unravelling. This time, his school is having a parade, the illustrator of his favorite comic book will be visiting his classroom, and will show him and his classmates how to draw Zip Rideout.
Martin's back in two more stories. For their science fair project, Martin's team is going to help save the planet by organizing a beach walk. In the second story, Martin learns what it takes to score an A+ in teamwork and puts his knowledge of tools to good use as a volunteer at Bicycle Recycle.
In the seventh chapter book featuring Martin Bridge, two new stories show how Martin and his cousin Fletcher are more alike than they appear, and how Martin jumps to conclusions when his father says he has a surprise.
Martin's summer is off to an unharmonious start when his best friends Alex and Stuart are grounded for accidentally damaging Polar Pete's ice-cream truck and to complicate matters Laila Moffat joins the Junior Badgers, much to Martin's chagrin.