Bartali's Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy's Secret Hero
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About the Author
Megan Hoyt first fell in love with reading on a cozy branch of the crab apple tree outside her Texas home. She devoured Beverly Cleary's books there, and Marguerite Henry's "horsey books" still remind her of the loud Texas cicadas at dusk. Bartali's Bicycle is Megan's debut picture book biography. Her first picture book was Hildegard's Gift, and her poem, "Thanksgiving by the Lake," appears in the anthology Thanku: Poems of Gratitude. When she is not writing, Megan tutors child actors on set for Disney, Warner Bros., Showtime, and Cinemax, among others. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where most days she is surrounded by three fluffy pups and piles upon piles of picture books. Visit Megan online at www.meganhoyt.net.
Iacopo Bruno is a graphic designer and illustrator. He is also the illustrator of the acclaimed books Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France and Anything But Ordinary Addie, both by Mara Rockliff. He lives and works in Milan, Italy, with his wife, Francesca. Learn more about Iacopo at www.theworldofdot.com and www.iacopobruno.blogspot.it.
"The author uses clear, descriptive sentences that flow and paint a vivid picture. The art is striking and has an art-deco feel to it, which lends itself to the era...A great start for any student wanting to know more about how different people helped resist the efforts of the Nazis during World War II." -- School Library Journal (starred review)
"A well-made story and a welcome, timely reminder of what true courage is." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Hoyt's prose is atmospheric and Bruno's bold, poster-style illustrations prove thoroughly immersive. An engrossing look at a humble man whose efforts benefited many." -- Publishers Weekly
"This attractive and engaging account of a famous athlete, recognized as Righteous Among the Nations in 2013, and his quiet heroism is inspirational and adds a unique perspective to Holocaust literature." -- Booklist
"Poster-style, digital art follows the compelling story of a sports and real-life hero, also known for his modesty." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"This beau-ti-ful and infor-ma-tive new pic-ture book biog-ra-phy of Bar-tali encour-ages young read-ers to empathize with his dilem-ma and to under-stand the incred-i-ble brav-ery of this qui-et and mod-est man. High-ly rec-om-mend-ed." -- Jewish Book Council