Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Money, dilemma, family, growth
Gabe, his big brother, and two friends travel to Kentucky to film an internet piece on the Goat Man, a cryptid creature said to haunt a train trestle near a small town. Legend suggests that the Goat Man was in a circus train accident or perhaps is a mutant; but what these four find is a man who runs a Goat Man attraction for thrill seekers every the fall. His mother is a bit grumpy that she is not allowed to participate in the attraction but she has a lot of fun feeding the boys cookies while they interview her son. At the trestle, the boys meet a sherriff with a goatman story of his own. When they return to the trestle at dusk to film the final segment they chase a goatman into the brush, but Gabe knows what is really going on. Mom is dressing up in the goatman suit to prove that she can be scary. She earns her place in the attraction and the monster hunters discover something yet unexplained lurking at the bottom of their footage.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"A Bike Like Sergio's,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40
, Article 19.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss2/19