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The Bicycle - Colin Thompson

Hardcover

Published: 1st September 2011
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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In 2008, Colin Thompson visited Cambodia with Save the Children. Struck by the way the humble bicycle was central to so many people lives, he was inspired to create THE BICYCLE, his second picture book for the charity. THE BICYCLE features separate illustrations from internationally acclaimed artists - including Quentin Blake, Shaun Tan, Tony Ross and Freya Blackwood - which celebrate the liberating joy of two wheels. Sprinkled throughout are delightful quotes from famous people, as well as quotes from Cambodian children such as 14-year-old Dany, who describes his bicycle as his ′best friend′.

All royalties from the sale of THE BICYCLE will go to Save the Children, an organisation that works to improve the quality of children′s lives around the world.

′Today I read this book and it changed my life. Lots of people have told me that we are a very lucky world but when I read this book I discovered I was way more luckier than I thought I was. I didn′t know that there was a country that was slowly dissolving happiness′ -- Gretta Ray, 9, writing about DUST, our first book for Save the Children.

Colin Thompson

Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 50 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel HOW TO LIVE FOREVER and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for THE SHORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY LIFE OF RILEY. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world.

Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, numerous picture books, THE FLOODS series, THE DRAGONS series, THE BIG LITTLE BOOK OF HAPPY SADNESS picture book, which has been shortlisted for the 2009 Children’s Book Council Award for Best Picture Book, and FREE TO A GOOD HOME.

Visit Colin Thompson's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780733329876
ISBN-10: 073332987X
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
For Grades: K - 3
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 21.8  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.38