The Patchwork Bike

Author: Maxine Beneba Clarke; Van T. Rudd (Illustrator)
Homepage_9780734416681

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General Fields

  • : $26.99(AUD)
  • : 9780734416681
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Lothian Children's Books
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  • : September 2016
  • : 318mm X 242mm X 9mm
  • : November 2016
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maxine Beneba Clarke; Van T. Rudd (Illustrator)
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  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Van Thanh Rudd
  • : en
  • : Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
  • : 32
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Barcode 9780734416681
9780734416681

Description

Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Crichton Award for Debut Illustrator 2017
Selected as a CBCA Honour Picture Book 2017
Shortlisted for PATRICIA WRIGHTSON PRIZE FOR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE 2018


'Beautifully written and incredibly powerful.' Books + Publishing


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.