Come see Christina Uss, author of The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle, and get a chance to win a $25 gift card from Belmont Wheelworks! *
The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle is one of the best books of the summer: quirky, funny, moving and full of suprises. And what better way to celebrate this awesome debut than to meet the author herself AND get a chance to win a gift card to the best bicycle store town?
Introverted Bicycle (that's really her name) has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. When her guardian, Sister Wanda, announces that Bicycle is going to attend a camp where she will learn to make friends, Bicycle says no way and sets off on her bike for San Francisco to meet her idol, a famous cyclist, certain he will be her first true friend. Who knew that a ghost would haunt her handlebars and that she would have to contend with bike-hating dogs, a bike-loving horse, bike-crushing pigs, and a mysterious lady dressed in black. Over the uphills and downhills of her journey, Bicycle discovers that friends are not such a bad thing to have after all, and that a dozen cookies really can solve most problems.
Christina Uss has written about bicycling and travel for many magazines and newspapers. The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle was inspired in part by her own experiences while biking across the United States, once widthwise and once lengthwise. She lives with her twins in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
* GIFT CARD DRAWING RULES: No purchase necessary. Each person attending the event will receive 1 raffle ticket to be entered in the drawings for the $25 gift cards from Belmont Wheelworks. The drawings for the gift cards will take place at the end of the event. Customers cannot win more than 1 gift card. Gift cards can only be used at Belmont Wheelworks. Employees and family of Belmont Books and Belmont Wheelworks are ineligible.
A determined 12-year-old girl bikes across the country in this quirky and charming debut middle grade novel.