y The Bicycle single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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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.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • For primary school age.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has references to Cambodian and its people.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2011 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 September 2011
      ISBN: 9780733329876 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Adding to the Palette of Fiction Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 August 2011; (p. 68)
Under Age Michelle Hamer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 August 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book ; The Accidental Princess Jen Storer 2011 single work children's fiction
Untitled Hannah Francis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 91 no. 2 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Tina Cavanough , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 26 no. 4 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 October 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Rosemary Thomas , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 44)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Untitled John Cohen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Under Age Michelle Hamer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 August 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book ; The Accidental Princess Jen Storer 2011 single work children's fiction
Untitled Hannah Francis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 91 no. 2 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Tina Cavanough , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 26 no. 4 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 October 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Untitled Rosemary Thomas , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 44)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Untitled John Cohen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of The Bicycle Colin Thompson 2011 single work picture book
Adding to the Palette of Fiction Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 August 2011; (p. 68)
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