The Patchwork Bike
The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike

Written by Maxine Beneba Clarke & illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd
6 - 9
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Apr 13, 2021
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It has a bent bucket seat, bashed tin-can handlebars, and wood-cut wheels – and riding the patchwork bike that you and your crazy brothers made is the best fun in the whole village. 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. A joyous story by multi-award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van Thanh Rudd.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    April 13, 2021
    Candlewick Press (MA)
    Page Count
    Early Reader
    Reading Age
    6 - 9 years

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