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Covington Branch J USS C (Text) 33126022801116 JFiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 0823440079
  • ISBN: 9780823440078
  • Physical Description: 307 pages : map ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House, [2018]

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Summary, etc.: Left at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. 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.
Subject: Nuns Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Voyages and travels Fiction
Bicycles and bicycling Fiction

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2018 April

    Gr 4–6—When she was just a young girl, Bicycle was found by Sister Wanda, a retired "Nearly Silent Nun," at the doors of the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. Oddly, the only word the nuns and monks may use to communicate is sandwich. Now 12, Bicycle is a magnificent rider, hence her name. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to connect with other children and has no interest in making friends. Sister Wanda signs her up for a sleepaway camp called the Friendship Factory. Bicycle, however, has other plans. Deceiving Sister Wanda, she sets out on a cross-country ride to San Francisco, imagining she will meet and befriend bicycle-riding sensation, Zbig. Drawing on the author's own bicycle trip in 1996, Uss's debut novel uses a simple narrative that mixes realistic fiction with supernatural and farfetched fantastical elements. The well-organized chapters use a comfortable-sized font and a fluent storyline that moves the plot ahead. VERDICT Middle grade fans of realistic coming-of-age tales, especially those interested in cycling, will appreciate this unusual work of sports fiction.—Kathia Ibacache, Simi Valley Public Library, CA

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