The Bicycle

How an Act of Kindness Changed a Young Refugee's Life

by Patricia McCormick, Mevan Babakar

On Sale: 05/07/2024

The Bicycle

How an Act of Kindness Changed a Young Refugee's Life

by Patricia McCormick, Mevan Babakar

illustrated by Yas Imamura

On Sale: 05/07/2024

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About the Book

The true story of how a simple act of kindness changed a young refugee’s life—from award-winning author Patricia McCormick with Mevan Babakar.

For generations, Mevan and her family lived in their beloved Kurdistan. But when they are forced to flee by the Iraqi government, Mevan must leave everything behind. Her family travels from country to country in search of safety; and with each stop, Mevan feels more and more alone. Until . . . a stranger’s gift changes everything.

Based on Mevan Babakar’s own childhood, this is a moving reminder of how powerful just one act of kindness can be.

Critical Praise

★ "The big impact that a small gift of kindness makes on a child refugee is highlighted in this affecting picture-book memoir. [A]n inspirational push to pedal kindness forward." — Booklist (starred review)

“An important, stirring tale.” — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for SERGEANT RECKLESS: ★ “Vividly brings to life the story of Sergeant Reckless, the only animal to officially hold military rank in the United States. This endearing story of wartime camaraderie won’t soon be forgotten.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

★ “A rousing success. An engaging slice of history.” — Booklist (starred review)

“[An] intriguing historical tale of an underdog. A warm human (and horse) interest story that feels fresh off a newsreel.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Excellent. This well-illustrated war story will appeal to many, especially fans of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse. A strong selection.” — School Library Journal

“Engaging.” — The Horn Book

“A lively look at wartime animal heroism.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063056992
  • ISBN 10: 0063056992
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 05/07/2024
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Homelessness & Poverty
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Friendship
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / New Experience

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