Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen

Cari Best; Pictures by Christine Davenier

Melanie Kroupa Books

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I can pop a wheelie, I can touch the sky,
I can pedal backwards, I can really fly!

Sally Jean was born to ride. And her bicycle, Flash, is just about her best friend. But one day something terrible – and wonderful – happens. Sally Jean grows. Suddenly she finds herself too big
for Flash. What’s a Bicycle Queen to do? Finally, by collecting old bicycle parts to make a new bike – and giving Flash to a young friend who longs for a bigger bike of his own – she rides
again!

With exuberant art that’s just the right match for Sally Jean’s new found freedom, this joyous text celebrates growing up, learning new skills, and giving back to the community.

Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Praise for Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen

"Sally Jean is a real charmer."  --Starred, School Library Journal
 
"A rousing tale of resourcefulness that is just right to share with readers of both genders."  --Kirkus Reviews
 
"Davenier's spontaneous, ebullient watercolors . . . capture the irresistible qualities of a little girl who knows how to make things happen."  --Booklist
 
“Renders the exuberant joys of mobility so visible.”  —The Chicago Tribune
 
"An exuberant, can-do spirit pervades."  --Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Cari Best; Pictures by Christine Davenier

CARI BEST’s books include Shrinking Violet, a School Library
Journal Best Book. She lives in Weston, Connecticut.
CHRISTINE DAVENIER has illustrated many picture books.
She lives in Paris, France.

Cari Best
Christine Davenier

Photo by M. Schindel
Cari Best

Louis Bourjac
Christine Davenier

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Cari Best; Pictures by Christine Davenier

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Amelia Bloomer Project/Feminist Task Force, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Parents' Choice Award Winner, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Alabama Children's Choice Book Award Master List, Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, North Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, South Dakota Prairie Bud Award Master List, Texas 2x2 Reading List

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Melanie Kroupa Books
April 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374363864
ISBN10: 0374363862
Picture Book
9 x 11 1/2 inches, 32 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$17.99
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