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The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition
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"When you live 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 using it, maybe not), a bent bucket seat, and bashed tin-can handles. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpetty bump over the sand hills, past your fed-up mum, and right through your mud-for-walls home."--Back cover.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781536200317
Call Number: jE CLARKE 2018
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Rudd, Van T. - Illustrator


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Siblings without bicycles of their own or money to buy one decide to create one from things they find around their town.

Grade PreK-Gr 2. Three kids who live on the edge of the desert in a "mud-for-walls home" use their super inventiveness to build a bike out of cans, discarded wood, and "a bell that used to be Mum's milk pot," complete with BLM (Black Lives Matter) license plate.

Without a bike of their own, siblings get creative and put together a bike out of surprising things!

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