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The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street

The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street

(2007)
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I am a queen. I live in a castle, right across the street from the John Howard Housing Projects. Every day right after school I run to my bedroom window and open it wide--even in the middle of winter when the wind blows wet snow up my nose. I watch for my knight in shining armor. He's ten years old, like me, and rides a bike--a two-wheeler with rusty spokes and torn-up seat.

So begins Sharon Flake's highly-anticipated new novel--a moving story of an unlikely friendship.

Queen is a royal pain in the neck! Her Highness treats everyone like her loyal subjects: her classmates, her teacher, even her parents! That's why all the kids hate her and it's hard for her to make friends. To make matters worse, Queen known she is bright. Her teacher thinks she's a spoiled know-it-all, and that keeps her in hot water as well.

When a new kid comes to Queen's school riding a broken bike and wearing run-over shoes, he immediately becomes the butt of everyone's jokes. Her parents insist she be nice to Leroy, since history has never been kind to queens who forget how to be humble. But Leroy isn't just smelly, Queen thinks that he tells fibsÀ"whoppers in factÀ"and when he says he's an African prince from Senegal, sparks fly between him and Queen. There's only room for one blue-blooded family on 33rd Street, and Queen is determined to prove Leroy is an impostor.

What Queen ultimately discovers about Leroy makes her wonder what "happily ever after" really means. If a broken-bike boy is truly Queen˪s knight in shining armor, can he save her from herself, by teaching her how to be a good friend?

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street
Author(s): Sharon Flake
ISBN: 1-4231-0032-8 / 978-1-4231-0032-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jump At The Sun
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street
Author(s): Sharon Flake
ISBN: 1-4231-0035-2 / 978-1-4231-0035-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
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2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street
Author(s): Sharon G Flake
ISBN: 0-545-14967-3 / 978-0-545-14967-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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Audio Editions

April 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street (AUDIOBOOK) [CD]
Author(s): Sharon G Flake
ISBN: 0-7393-4872-8 / 978-0-7393-4872-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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