Summer Wheels by Eve Bunting

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The Bicycle Man fixes up old bikes for the kids in the neighborhood to use as long as they return them each day at four o'clock, but when the new kid breaks the rules, everyone finds out that the Man likes one thing more than bikes--kids.
 

About Eve Bunting

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EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, and numerous novels. She lives in Southern California.
 
Published April 1, 1992 by Harcourt. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a neighborhood where few kids own bikes, the "Bicycle Man" (based on a real person) loans out his lovingly renovated collection, with just two rules: the bikes must be returned by four, and if they're damaged, the borrower must help make repairs.

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This early chapter book gently reinforces the credo that ``with freedom comes responsibility''--even in the middle of summer vacation. Lawrence and Brady love to spend their days riding and doing bicy

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Bunting's straightforward story about a boy living in Oregon who learns to accept the loss of loved ones, including his dog, is heartwarming despite some heavy touches.

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" Bunting's straightforward story about an Oregon boy who learns to accept the loss of loved ones, including a dog, is heartwarming despite some heavy touches," said PW.

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Luckily the boys have befriended the kindly Bicycle Man who fixes up the vehicles and loans them out to neighborhood children--as long as they follow the rules: ``Sign a bike out and sign a bike in.

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