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Book launch: Ellery's Magical Bicycle by Maria Monte

A touching picture book about a remarkable childhood bond between a little girl and her magic bicycle.

Just in time for World Bicycle Day on 3 June 2022, author Maria Monte is thrilled to announce the launch of her latest picture book, Ellery's Magic Bicycle, a touching, poignant, and whimsical journey inspired by the author's own childhood adventures.

The heartfelt story follows Ellery and her magic bicycle as they share many new experiences together on Ellery's quest to find adventure, love, and friendship and the sorrow and loss she must weather along the way.

The book is perfect for children ages four to seven and fans of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree, one of Monte's favourite books growing up and the inspiration behind her story. I wanted Ellery's Magic Bicycle to be as heartfelt as The Giving Tree, but with a life-affirming finish. Indeed, a reviewer from Readers' Favorite said:

"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."

The book is now available online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Dymocks and Booktopia.

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