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Joseph's Big Ride

(2016)
A Picture Book by

 
A refugee boy's determination to ride a bicycle leads to an unexpected friendship.

Joseph wants only one thing: to ride a bike. In the refugee camp where he lives, Joseph helps one of the older boys fix his bike, but he's too small to ride it.

Joseph and his mother travel to America, where everything is strange and new. One day, he spots a red bike that seems just right for him! It belongs to a girl with a whoosh of curly hair.

When Whoosh crashes her bike, Joseph offers to fix it. His big chance has finally come, except that Joseph doesn't know how to ride! He crashes a few times, picks himself up, and tries again, until suddenly, with a shout of triumph, he's riding the bike.

Inspired by the author's interviews with refugee children from Sudan, this gentle story evokes the experience of a new immigrant. Vibrantly colorful paintings bring a warm and humorous portrait of friendship and diversity to life.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Joseph's Big Ride
Author(s): Terry Farish
ISBN: 1-55451-806-7 / 978-1-55451-806-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Joseph's Big Ride
Author(s): Terry Farish
ISBN: 1-55451-805-9 / 978-1-55451-805-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Annick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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