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Messenger, Messenger - Cover
Messenger, Messenger
Robert Burleigh, Atheneum 2000
Calvin Curbhopper, a bicycle messenger, makes his way through the city despite all sorts of complicated conditions to make sure that his messages get delivered on time. Taking shortcuts through parking lots, steering through the mid-day blare of honking horns, he rides through diverse areas of a big city until after dark. Rhythmic language.

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5)
Languages: English
Book Types: Poetry/Song, Story Book
Identity Groups: Working Class, African American
Special Topics: Work
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others