Julian's Glorious Summer
By Ann Cameron
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780394891170, 64pp.)
Publication Date: September 12, 1987
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Bicycles–shiny, whizzing, wobbly bicycles–scare Julian more than lions or tigers. But how can he tell that to his best friend, Gloria? She can already ride with no hands. So instead of telling the truth, Julian makes up a little fib. And he almost gets away with it–until his fib backfires and Julian finds himself in the biggest, most confounding fix ever.
Ann Cameron is the bestselling author of many popular books for children, including Julian, Secret Agent; Julian, Dream Doctor; The Stories Julian Tells; More Stories Julian Tells; The Stories Huey Tells; and More Stories Huey Tells.
"Librarians wanting stories with black protagonists will especially welcome this."--Booklist.
"When his best friend, Gloria, gets a new bike, Julian (7) is dismayed: he doesn't want to learn to ride, because he's afraid of falling. In a satisfying conclusion, Julian gets his own bike as a reward for considerable labor, and then learns what fun it can be to ride. This is a perfectly constructed young reader, with neat turns in the plot, a loving family, and engaging dialogue."--(pointer) Kirkus.
“Cameron has done an excellent job of portraying children’s fears and their desire to hide them. . . . [A] superb choice for readers going from easy readers to chapter books.”–School Library Journal