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The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike

Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Award 2019
Winner of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Crichton Award for Debut Illustrator 2017
Selected as a CBCA Honour Picture Book 2017

‘Beautifully written and incredibly powerful.’ Books + Publishing

this book is just what many of us need right now’ – starred Kirkus Review

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 numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.

A delightful story from multi-award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van T Rudd.
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Genre: Designed / Suitable For National Curriculum / For National Curriculum Key Stage 1 / Suitable For Uk Curricula & Examinations

On Sale: 16th April 2020

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9780734418609


Beautifully written and incredibly powerful.
Books and Publishing
This is a wonderfully fast-moving picture book that celebrates the rebellious, the inventive and the just plain entertaining spirit of kids who are left to, rather than on their own devices.
Bookshelf Gargoyle Blog
Herald Sun
a simple story artistically portrayed
Cairns Post
Rudd's gritty and simple illustrations in thick paint and mixed media capture the landscape and the exhilaration all kids, wherever they live, feel when they take that first wobbly ride to freedom.
Herald Sun