Bikes For Rent by Isaac Olayleye

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Lateef, a poor young boy living in a village in western Nigeria, works hard so he can rent a bicycle and ride with the other boys.
 

About Isaac Olayleye

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Olaleye left his native Nigeria more than 20 years ago. Chris L. Demarest received a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Massachusetts. Before becoming an author and a children's book illustrator, he was a house painter and contributed illustrations to such publications as the Atlantic Monthly magazine, the Boston Globe, and Reader's Digest. He has contributed to more than 100 titles including Firefighters A to Z, I Invited a Dragon to Dinner, T. Rex at Swan Lake, and the Supertwins series. While researching the United States Coast Guard book, Mayday!Mayday!, he became an official artist for the Coast Guard and got to experience their work in the Persian Gulf.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Orchard. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Lateef, "a determined and hardworking lad" who lives in western Nigeria, gathers firewood and mushrooms to sell at the village market so he can afford to rent a bike from Babatunde. Despite

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Lateef, "a determined and hardworking lad" who lives in western Nigeria, gathers firewood and mushrooms to sell at the village market so he can afford to rent a bike from Babatunde.

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