Joseph's Big Ride

Joseph's Big Ride

Book - 2016
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A refugee boy's determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship.Joseph wants only one thing: to ride a bike. In the refugee camp where he lives, Joseph helps one of the older boys fix his bike, but he's too small to ride it.Joseph and his mother travel to America, where everything is strange and new. One day, he spots a red bike that seems just right for him! It belongs to a girl with a whoosh of curly hair. When Whoosh crashes her bike, Joseph offers to fix it. His big chance has finally come, except that Joseph doesn't know how to ride! He crashes a few times, picks himself up, and tries again, until suddenly, with a shout of triumph, he's riding the bike. Inspired by the author's interviews with refugee children from Sudan, this gentle story evokes the experience of a new immigrant. Vibrantly colorful paintings bring a warm and humorous portrait of friendship and diversity to life.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2016
ISBN: 9781554518067
Branch Call Number: E FAR
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Daley, Ken 1976-

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muffinpopcorn
Jun 19, 2017

Excellent story , strongly recommend it .

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vfryzek
Oct 12, 2016

A Great Kids book that Show's that being a refugee is not a barrier.
Parents will get something out of it as well as kids.

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