THE BICYCLE MAN
New York : Clarion Books,
IL 5-8, RL 6.1
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year is 1927 and life in rural Georgia is pretty hard. For 12-year-old
Carrisa, life revolves around her widowed mama, and her grandmother who
lives with them. She is hassled by the kids at school and has very
few friends. But then Bailey arrives on the scene. Bailey is
an elderly drifter who arrives on his shiny blue bicycle. He offers
to help out around the house in exchanged for some food and being allowed
to sleep in the shed. Carrisa's mother is very suspicious of the
stranger but Bailey eventually proves himself loyal during a crisis.
But who is this drifter? What secrets is he hiding? Can he
really be trusted?
Country life -- Georgia -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Single-parent families -- Fiction.
Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
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