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