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A Boy and His Bike by Richard Potts

May 24, 2015

ABAHB‘Titch’ is the smallest in his class, still wears short trousers and his family are poorer than the others. When his gang all got bikes, he nags for one but gets an old-fashioned model, of which he is ashamed and which makes him a laughing stock. He gets a paper round and saves to buy a decent bike; has an accident, his friends help to repair the bent bike and he finally allows them to ride it. Plenty of puritan work ethic and capitalism with enlightened self-interest but would be a good book for a boy who feels socially inferior or poor.

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