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The Colossus of Roads by Christina Uss

The Colossus of Roads

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The Colossus of Roads by Christina Uss
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Apr 01, 2020 | ISBN 9780823444502

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★ “In this heartwarming, fast-paced story, Uss seamlessly weaves STEAM threads along with a dose of wit and humor to help readers focus on the importance of friendship, family, and second chances.”School Library Journal, Starred Review

★ “Readers with underappreciated talents of their own will be heartened by Uss’ (The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle, 2018) ultimately unabashedly feel-good sophomore tale.”—Booklist, Starred Review

★ “In The Colossus of Roads, Christina Uss (The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle) masterfully demonstrates the complications of living with a chronic illness, including missed opportunities, financial stressors and limited medical care. Not only does Uss depict a family struggling, she also shows how they make the best of a tough situation . . . colorful language, combined with quirky, memorable characters, like a bright-red Cadillac-driving Abuelita, round out a charming story about resilience and persistence.”— Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

“Uss’ slice of whimsy teleports readers to the smog-filled, congested streets of Los Angeles and give them a hearty appreciation for big, improbable ideas. . . .  Colossally cool.”—Kirkus Reviews
“a quintessentially Southern California story”The Horn Book

Praise for The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle, by Christina Uss:

★ “An extraordinary pilgrimage featuring several fantastical characters and an unforgettable adventure to boot.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
★ “‘Pedal headfirst’ into this terrific adventure.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
★ “The story elegantly blends elements of mystery, adventure, and fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“A heartfelt celebration of the zen of cycling and a sympathetic portrait of an atypical kid who struggles to learn the art of friendship.” —The Horn Book

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