Ellery’s Magic Bicycle
by Maria Monte
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A touching picture book about a remarkable bond between a little girl and her magic bicycle, perfect for children ages 4 to 7 and for fans of The Giving Tree.
Inspired by the author’s own childhood adventures, this heartfelt story will take readers on a whimsical journey through Ellery’s childhood with her magical bicycle in tow. Ellery and her bicycle share many wonderful new experiences together; lonely yet curious Ellery finds adventure, love, and friendship, as well as weathering sorrow and loss.
When she grows up, Ellery starts to forget her special bond with the bicycle. Will Ellery remember what’s important before it’s too late and the magical bike is lost forever?
A story of redemption, Ellery’s struggles, hopes, and triumph serve as an uplifting reminder to parents of their childhood bonds. Young readers will grow to love Ellery’s strong, kind, and compassionate spirit, and will see their own cherished bicycle in a new light.
Ellery’s Magic Bicycle has been selected by LoveReading4Kids as an “Indie Book We Love” and has been highly praised by many reviewers:
★ “A fantasy grounded in real life with a gentle message about loyal friendship.” – Kirkus Reviews
★ “An uplifting picture book in which a girl forms a magical friendship that lasts throughout the years.” – Foreword Reviews
★ “In comparing this storybook to The Giving Tree, I take my hat off to Maria Monte for putting a greater sense of compassion and gratitude into the tale.” – Readers’ Favorite