The Running Machine: The Invention of the Very First Bicycle (Hardcover)

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Description


A story of pluck and determination inspired by the real events of 1815-17, when a young man named Karl Drais invented the very first bicycle.

Before there were trains, or cars, or planes, people rode horses to travel from place to place.

Then came the Year without a Summer, when a cloud of volcanic ash blocked the sun and crops withered across half the world. With no oats to eat, horses grew too weak to walk. Everyone despaired—how would they get around?

But one day, a young forester had a bright idea in the darkness...

Inspired by true events, The Running Machine shows how resilience in the face of adversity can lead to something wondrous.

About the Author


Keith Negley is the author and illustrator of A Lot Like Batman, The Boy and the Wild Blue Girl, Mary Wears What She Wants, My Dad Used to Be So Cool, and Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too). He has received multiple medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as recognition from American Illustration. His artwork has been featured in many publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. Keith lives in Bellingham, Washington. 



Keith Negley is the author and illustrator of A Lot Like Batman, The Boy and the Wild Blue Girl, Mary Wears What She Wants, My Dad Used to Be So Cool, and Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too). He has received multiple medals from the Society of Illustrators as well as recognition from American Illustration. His artwork has been featured in many publications, and he is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the New Yorker. Keith lives in Bellingham, Washington. 

Praise For…


Praise for MARY WEARS WHAT SHE WANTS: “A young schoolgirl learns to follow her own rules despite opposition and pressure in this picture book inspired by Mary Edward Walker. An endearing delivery of a valuable message.” — Kirkus Reviews

“This is an empowering story with a sunny ending, and striking watercolor pencil and cut-paper artwork.” — ALA Booklist



Product Details
ISBN: 9780063119826
ISBN-10: 006311982X
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English