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Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen

by Cari Best
Illustrated by Christine Davenier

Published by Melanie Kroupa Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006
32 pages
ISBN: 9780374363864

Ages 5-9

From the time she was a tiny baby, Sally Jean Sprockett has loved bike riding. When she grew out of her tricycle, she got a new bike, a red shiny one she named Flash. And as Sally grew, so did Flash: first the seat was raised, then the handlebars. When Sally Jean turned eight, however, there was just no more growing Flash could do. So after a brief period of mourning, Sally began to learn to fix bikes, helping other kids with flat tires in order to earn money for a new bike. Finally, she resurrects an old bike frame from the dump, and restores it to rideable condition. Sally Jean is industrious, self reliant, and one heck of a Bicycle Queen!  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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