Blazing Ahead!

Blazing Ahead Diptych


Martin’s first overnight camping trip with the Junior Badgers is going to be a weekend with the works! There are badges to earn, gooey campfire treats to eat, hiking trails to explore … and Alex’s pranks to avoid. But when Martin finds himself on the receiving end of his friend’s horror-movie slime, it’s payback time!

Join Martin Bridge as he blazes ahead with a flashy campfire performance, an inspired prank of his own, some lightning-fast bicycle repairs and a surefire way to make his father’s old lawnmower go like blazes. Stories include “Relish” and “Lightning Bolts.”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Reviews in Print~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • “Martin is a real boy with parents who allow him to find his own way, a rarity in today’s early chapter books. Warm, expressive graphic and charcoal sketches add an extra dimension to both stories.” The Horn Book, October, 2006.
  • “Realistic, everyday situations, likable characters and simple stories written in rich language with solid dialogue and humor make this a series with endless variations, and readers will eagerly anticipate very new installment.” Kirkus Reviews, July 26, 2006.


Cover used by permission of Kids Can Press. Text © 2006 Jessica Scott Kerrin, illustrations © 2006 Joseph Kelly.