The Patchwork Bike 1

by Maxine Beneba Clarke and Van T Rudd

Hardback Publication Date: 25/10/2016

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Winner of the Crichton Award at the 2017 Children's Book Council of Australia Awards

Received Honours at the 2017 Children's Book Council Awards for the Picture Book of the Year Category.

What's the best fun in the whole village? Riding the patchwork bike we made!

A joyous picture book for children by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.

When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.

A delightful story from multi-award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van T Rudd.

'..beautifully written and incredibly powerful..' - Books And Publishing

ISBN:
9780734416681
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
25-10-2016
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
32
Dimensions (mm):
318x242x9mm
Weight:
0.47kg
Maxine Beneba Clarke

Maxine Beneba Clarke is a widely published Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent and the author of the poetry collections Gil Scott Heron Is on Parole and Nothing Here Needs Fixing. Maxine's short fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been published in numerous publications including Overland, The Age, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and The Big Issue.

Her critically acclaimed short fiction collection Foreign Soil (2014) won the ABIA for Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2015, the 2015 Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction, and Maxine was also named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Novelists for 2015, as well as being shortlisted for the Matt Richell Award for New Writing at the 2015 ABIAs and the 2015 Stella Prize.

A collection of Maxine's poetry Carrying The World, her memoir The Hate Race and her first children's picture book The Patchwork Bike will be published in 2016.

Van T Rudd

Van Thanh Rudd is an Australian artist and activist who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, RMIT University and Griffith University.

The Patchwork Bike is his first picture book. He lives in Melbourne with his family.

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  • Lots of fun to read aloud

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    This book is a a whole lot of fun. Language that comes alive for readers of any age and brilliantly done illustrations that were created with found scraps of packaging and cardboard. A brilliant book.