When a young boy is given a new bike, he is delighted. But every time he tries to ride he gets thrown off. He imagines it must have something to do with magic. Then one day the magic becomes real and riding becomes easy.
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Born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Berlie Doherty is the youngest of three children. She has been a social worker, a journalist, a teacher, and, for the past fifteen years, a writer.
Berlie has twice won the prestigious Carnegie Medal, for ‘Grannie was a Buffer Girl’ in 1987 and for ‘Dear Nobody’ in 1992. She lives in the Derbyshire Peak District.
Christian Birmingham is a young artist of outstanding talent. In 1991 he graduated from Exeter College of Art and Design and has since illustrated several highly praised books. Christian lives in Brighton, Sussex.From the Back Cover:
A new bicycle is a frustrating present for a little boy until he unlocks the magic needed to ride it.
'“This ought to be given to any child under eight, along with his or her first bike.”'
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Book Description Collins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1937405