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The Patchwork Bike

Written by Maxine Beneba Clarke & illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd
Published by Candlewick Press
3.25 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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Sep 11, 2018
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When you live in a village at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe Mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a license plate from bark if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for whooping and laughing as you bumpetty bump over sand hills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.

What Kind of Book is The Patchwork Bike

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
3.25 / 7.0

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Who Wrote The Patchwork Bike

Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian writer and slam poet champion of Afro-Caribbean descent. In 2015, she was named one of Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Novelists of the year. She lives in Australia.

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Who Illustrated The Patchwork Bike

Van Thanh Rudd

Van Thanh Rudd is an Australian street artist and activist who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, RMIT University, and Griffith University. The Patchwork Bike is his first picture book. He lives in Melbourne with his family

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