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Girl on a Motorcycle

One day, a girl gets on her motorcycle and rides away. She wants to wander the world. To go... Elsewhere. This is the true story of the first woman to ride a motorcycle around the world alone. Each place has something to teach her. Each place is beautiful. And despite many flat tires and falls, she learns to always get back up and keep riding.

Award-winning author Amy Novesky and Governor General's Award-winning illustrator Julie Morstad have teamed up for a spectacular celebration of girl power and resilience inspired by the true story of Anne-France Dautheville's journey around the world. With lyrical text and dreamy illustrations that capture both some of Dautheville's travels and her love of the road, this is a poetic ode to independence, curiosity, and exploration.

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"While her writing is mentioned, the focus here is on the travels themselves, told with realistic, dreamlike detail from the perspective of a lone woman imbued with a sense of awe and freedom. Obstacles involving falls from and repairs of her bike are included, and the surprise and respect she received from girls along the way help depict the view and position of women during the time period.... A poetic, visually stunning depiction of a young woman’s travels via motorcycle." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 6 - 9
Author Amy Novesky
Illustrator Julie Morstad
ISBN 0593116291
Publication Date Sep 8, 2020
Publisher Viking Books for Young Readers
Language English