Advanced Search
 

Add Best Comp

Add comparable title

Remove comparable title

Kids Can Press: Spring 2020

  • Thumbnail View
  • Scrolling view
  • Grid view
more
  • Other Formats

    9781771386340 9781771380232 Hardback, Printed dust jacket, , $19.99 CAD
  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: P Lexile measure: 800L
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD Not for sale in: AD AG AL AT BA BB BD BE BG BN BS BW BY BZ CH CM CY CZ DE DK DM EE ES FI FJ FO FR GB GD GH GI GR GY HR HU IE IN IS IT JM KE KI KN LC LI LK LS LT LU LV MC MD ME MK MT MU MV MW MY MZ NA NG NL NO NR PG PK PL PT RO RS RU RW SB SC SE SG SI SJ SK SL SM SZ TO TT TV TZ UA UG VA VC VU WS ZA ZM
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Hachette Book Group Availability: In stock On Sale Date:Apr 07, 2020 Carton Quantity:70 $12.99 CAD
    $10.99 USD
  • Catalogues

Red Bicycle, The
The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle
By (author): Jude Isabella Illustrated by: Simone Shin
9781771385589 Paperback, Digest English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa Apr 07, 2020
$12.99 CAD
Active 9 x 12 x 0.45 in | 0.45 lb 32 pages Kids Can Press
 
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2015, Winner Outstanding International Book, USBBY 2016, Winner Best Bets Junior Non-Fiction, Ontario Library Association 2015, Winner Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes 2016, Short-listed 2016/2017 Children's Choice Book Award, Hackmatack 2016, Long-listed CCBC Choices List, Cooperative Children's Book Center 2016, Winner Crown Award, Triple Crown Children's Book Awards 2017, Short-listed
In this unique nonfiction picture book, the main character is a bicycle that starts its life like so many bicycles in North America, being owned and ridden by a young boy. The boy, Leo, treasures his bicycle so much he gives it a name --- Big Red. But eventually Leo outgrows Big Red, and this is where the bicycle's story takes a turn from the everyday, because Leo decides to donate it to an organization that ships bicycles to Africa. Big Red is sent to Burkina Faso, in West Africa, where it finds a home with Alisetta, who uses it to gain quicker access to her family's sorghum field and to the market. Then, over time, it finds its way to a young woman named Haridata, who has a new purpose for the bicycle --- renamed Le Grand Rouge --- delivering medications and bringing sick people to the hospital. This book makes an excellent choice for cultural studies classes; author Jude Isabella has provided several terrific suggestions in the back of the book for projects large and small, while a map shows the distance the bicycle traveled across the Atlantic Ocean. Award-winning illustrator Simone Shin's digitally composed artwork includes evocative depictions of Alisetta's and Haridata's communities in rural Africa, creating vivid comparisons between Leo's life and their lives. Youngsters will learn how different the world is for those who rely on bicycles as a mode of transportation, and how one ordinary bicycle --- and a child's desire to make a difference --- can change lives across the world. This book also offers an excellent opportunity for expanding character education lessons on caring, compassion and empathy to include the wider world.

Simone Shin is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes The Red Bicycle. In her spare time, she likes to create things with fabric and cardboard for fun --- game boards, telephones, record players, violins, dollhouses, just about anything she can think of. Simone currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A fine addition to the CitizenKid series. - Booklist

A strong option for social studies curricula, this noteworthy title will encourage kids to think globally. - School Library Journal

Isabella's straightforward and specific prose is brought to life by Shin's textured and upbeat illustrations, which provide windows into the different places along Big Red's route. - The Horn Book Magazine

... it provides an extensive amount of clearly written information, from how a bicycle is transported across the continents to the ripple of economic benefits felt throughout the community. - Quill & Quire

Appealingly illustrated by Shin, this is a particularly good depiction of the ripple effect that can follow one generous act. - The New York Times

...offers multiple access points and opportunities for critical literacy lessons and dialogue focusing on equity and critical and responsible citizenship. - ETFO Voice

of 25

Register

Step 1 of 2

Thanks for signing up! Please tell us a little about yourself.
* Indicates required field




Step 2 of 2

Forgotten Password

Please enter your email address and click submit. An email with instructions on resetting your password will be sent to you.

Forgotten Password

An email has been sent out with instructions for resetting your password.