Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes #1 by Jeff Stone

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It is 350 years after the events of The Five Ancestors. Phoenix Collns lives in Indiana with his grandfather who is teaching him kung fu. But Phoenix's real love is mountain bike racing. When unsettling  events reveal that his grandfather is not only one of the legendary five Cangzhen monks, but also almost 400 years old, Phoenix must race the clock if he is going to keep his beloved ancestor alive. Traveling to China, he meets an intriguing young woman who is a talented biker and a terrific mechanic. She offers to help him, but can she be trusted?

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JEFF STONE lives in the Midwest with his wife, their two children, and a python named Yokwan (Cantonese for "Jade Bangle"). Mr. Stone holds a black belt in Shaolin-Do kung fu. He had the honor of traveling to China with the Shaolin-Do grand master and test for his black belt at Shaolin Temple. Like the Five Ancestors, Mr. Stone was adopted as an infant. He began searching for his birth parents when he was 18 and found them 15 years later.
Published September 25, 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 290 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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In a small bicycle shop, Phoenix meets Hú Dié, a young Chinese girl who coincidentally speaks English, is crazy about bicycles, is a Kung Fu expert, and wants to be Phoenix’s guide.

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