Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist

Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome / Nov 14, 2019

Major Taylor Champion Cyclist Marshall Taylor could ride his bike forward backward even perched on the handlebars When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits folks were amazed that a thirtee

  • Title: Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist
  • Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome
  • ISBN: 9780689831591
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Marshall Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits, folks were amazed that a thirteen year old black boy in 1891 could be such a crackerjack cyclist How little Marshall Taylor through dedication, undeniable talent, and daring speed transformed himselMarshall Taylor could ride his bike forward, backward, even perched on the handlebars When his stunts landed him a job at the famous Indiana bike shop Hay and Willits, folks were amazed that a thirteen year old black boy in 1891 could be such a crackerjack cyclist How little Marshall Taylor through dedication, undeniable talent, and daring speed transformed himself into the extraordinary Major Taylor is chronicled in this inspiring biography Here is the story of a kid who turned pro at the age of eighteen, went on to win the world championship title just three years later, and battled racism and the odds to become a true American hero.

    • [PDF] Download å Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist | by ↠ Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome
      413 Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download å Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist | by ↠ Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome
      Posted by:Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome
      Published :2019-08-27T19:49:26+00:00

    About "Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome"

      • Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome

        Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist book, this is one of the most wanted Lesa Cline-Ransome James E. Ransome author readers around the world.


    261 Comments

    1. Enjoyed reading this children's book to my older son. Beautiful illustrations and a compelling story, though it does not really do justice to the career of the great racer.


    2. I am always happy to learn about something I had never heard of before. This story about "Major" Marshall Taylor is one of those things. Even though it's a children's book there was a lot of great information. Some of the things that happened later on in his life were rather sad but par for the course during those times and it nice to know that he is now being more recognized.


    3. I'd never heard of Major Taylor before this book (like many people, I suspect) but what a wonderful story.


    4. At the turn of the 20th century, "Major" Marshall Taylor was the fastest cyclist in the world. In this picture book biography, Lesa Cline-Ransom and James E. Ransome recreate Taylor's journey from a bicycle shop stunt boy to a world champion who battled racism by winning races.Major Taylor's name should be on any list of American sports heroes and notable African-Americans in history. Today a network of cycling clubs across the U.S. bear his name but few outside those groups know his story. This [...]


    5. Love the images and that a kid-accessible story about this amazing black cyclist exists. I still am in awe of all that he accomplished. The text was a bit convoluted for younger students at times.


    6. Plot Summary: A young boy named Marshall Taylor has a hidden talent. His talent is being able to ride a bike and do tricks on that bike. Marshall ends up racing with a bike that he receives from a job. He overcomes the racial injustice and becomes a legend. Major Taylor they called him. Taylor ends up winning many races nationally and wins the hearts of many fans.This story meets the criteria for a good piece of literature, there is a good plot, setting , and theme. The subject of this novel is [...]


    7. Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome; Illustrated: James E Ransome; Grade: 3-5This is a picture biography about Marshall "Major" Taylor, the first African American athlete to become a World Champion. The story chronicles his humble beginnings as a youth who loved to ride bicycles, throughout his life and ends with his 1899 victory of the one-mile track cycling championship.I had mixed views of this book. It definitely is a period book, but the period is a bit hard to take. There is nothing out of the ordi [...]


    8. This book shows a different perspective about a bicyclist. An African American had to defeat the racism when he raced with all white cyclists. Marshall Taylor was dedicated at becoming the best cyclist. He ended up beating a French bicyclist and earned his title of the fastest African American bicyclist. A good book to show the conflict with racism and defeating the odds with determination.Keywords:cyclist, African American, determination


    9. good coverage of Major Taylor's biography considering the target age group stunning illustrations.I will be reading the grownup biography (s) in the future then will be able to compare the facts.



    Leave a Reply