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Bicycle Madness

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A compelling story about the importance of standing up for what is right.

"I was almost home when I saw our new next-door neighbor, Miss Frances Willard, standing in front of her house. Oddly enough, she was holding on to a safety-bicycle!"

Lillie is having a difficult year. She's still struggling with her mother's recent death, and now her father has moved the family to the other side of town. But when Frances Willard-Lillie's new neighbor-decides to learn how to ride a bicycle, Lillie finds promising change all around her.

Even though her father disapproves of their progressive neighbor, Lillie and Miss Frances soon become friends. Miss Frances is involved in more than taming a wild bike, however; she is part of Susan B. Anthony's circle, fighting for the right for women to vote, as well as child-labor laws and better conditions for workers. Together, Lillie and Miss Frances take on their beasts-a bike and a daunting spelling bee-and find the will to dust themselves off, get back up, and ride for all they're worth.

Set in the late 1800s, this engaging novel skillfully blends fine storytelling with women's history.

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About the Author:

Jane Kurtz is the author of I'm Sorry, Almira Ann and many other books for children-picture books through young-adult fiction.

Product Details

Recommended Age 7 and up
Author Jane Kurtz
Illustrator Beth Peck
ISBN 080506981X
Publication Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Language English