The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle

(c) The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle” was written by author Christina Uss for readers and riders ages 8-12.  This middle grade novel depicts the  delightful adventures of an introverted yet determined 12-year old girl named Bicycle, who lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C. when her guardian, Sister Wanda announces that Bicycle must attend a camp where she will learn to make friends.  Bicycle will have none of that, so she sets off on her bike traveling cross country, one girl, two wheels, and a plan to pedal four thousand miles to San Francisco to meet her idol, a famous cyclist, certain that he will be her first true friend.

Who knew that a ghost would haunt her handlebars and that she would have to contend with bike-hating dogs, a bike-loving horse, bike-crushing pigs, and a mysterious lady dressed in black. Over the uphills and downhills of her journey, Bicycle discovers that friends are not such a bad thing to have after all, and that a dozen cookies really can solve most problems.


The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle“, is available everywhere books are sold. (Margaret Ferguson Books/Holiday House 2018)

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  •   A Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee 2019-2020 * A Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award nominee (Vermont) 2019-2020

*A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018

*A Junior Library Guild Selection​ – A Summer 2018 Kids’ Indie Next Great Reads

★“A terrific adventure…chock-full of heart and humor.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★“…the story elegantly blends elements of mystery, adventure, and fantasy. Debut author Uss, a long-distance cyclist herself, effectively portrays the call—and toll—of self-reliance and the open road, and fashions a resolute heroine to root for.” – Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

★“What starts out as a solitary journey turns into an extraordinary pilgrimage featuring several fantastical characters and an unforgettable adventure to boot.” – Shelf Awareness (starred review)

​”Pleasantly peculiar…Readers who enjoy action and adventure with a dose of magic will happily go along for the ride.” – Booklist

“A rolling ride from start to finish…full of warmth, human goodness, and discovery.” – ​Juliana Buhring, author and record-setting ultra-endurance cyclist

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle (Margaret Ferguson Books, 2018)

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(c) Author – Christina Uss


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