The adventures of a girl called Bicycle
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|Climax Public Library||J USS (Text)||33500012739876||Main||Available||-|
|Fertile Public Library||J USS (Text)||33500012739884||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0823440079
- ISBN: 9780823440078
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House, 
|Summary, etc.:||Left at the Mostly Silent Monastery as a toddler and home-schooled by a retired nun, twelve-year-old Bicycle rides cross-country to meet a famous cyclist who she hopes will be her first friend.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
Uss uses her cross-country cycling experience as an inspiration for her pleasantly peculiar debut novel. Bicycle is perfectly content with her quiet, often solitary life at the Mostly Silent Monastery, where the monks only say eight words. But when her guardian Sister Wanda worries that Bicycle's life is too solitary, and sends her to the Friendship Factory summer camp, Bicycle escapes on her beloved bike, traveling from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. Along the way, Bicycle befriends many colorful characters, including a Civil War ghost, a fried-pie entrepreneur, and the inventor of a sentient bike. Uss fills Bicycle's journey west with authentic descriptions of American landmarks, deserts, sunflower fields, and mountains, which makes even the most fantastical elements of the story feel real. The humor and warmth of the strangers Bicycle meets along the way makes the long journey coast along at a quick pace. Readers who enjoy action and adventure with a dose of magic will happily go along for the ride. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
CHRISTINA USS has written about bicycling and travel for many magazines and newspapers. The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle was inspired in part by her own experiences while biking across the United States, once widthwise and once lengthwise.
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