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The Bicycle Man fixes up old bicycles and offers both his friendship and the use of the bikes to the neighborhood kids.
Hardcover, 45 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Turtleback Books (first published April 1992)
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Sandra
Sep 02, 2015 Sandra rated it really liked it
The "Bicycle Man" fixes old bicycles and loans them to the kids of the neighborhood. There are only a few rules to borrow one: sign in the bike on time, and help fix it if it breaks when you are using it.

The kids are generally very careful about respecting these rules, but one day Leon appears. Leon has problems being responsible for his actions. He signs the bike out as "Abraham Lincoln" and fails in bring it back at the end of the day. When he is given a second chance he breaks the bicycle bei
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Macartney
Oct 12, 2016 Macartney rated it it was amazing
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Phenomenal book.
Diana Pettis
Jan 14, 2015 Diana Pettis rated it really liked it
This book I am currently reading with two fourth grade girls. It is a level N guided reading. Brady and Lawrence visit the bicycle man every day to use a bike. A new child comes and is not honest with the bicycle man. How does Lawrence feel in the story, well you will have to read it and find out. I enjoy the language that Eve uses to show character feelings.
Anne Beier
Two boys demonstrate responsibility and good character when the borrow bicycles from a shop and return them, which is the deal. They try to teach an older boy the right lesson here and are successful with the help of an older gentleman who runs the bike lending shop.
Catherine  Mustread
Apr 24, 2009 Catherine Mustread rated it really liked it
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The bicycle man lets kids borrow his bikes for daily use, but when "Abrahim" Lincoln signs ot the best bike under this fictitious name the other boys are concerned he won't bring it back.
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Also known as Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting.

Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than 250 books. Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works.

Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. In Ireland, “The
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