The Enchanted Bicycle
The Enchanted Bicycle is a book about dreams, hard work, about empathy and giving and sharing with others. It is the story of Zamfira, a child from rural Romania, who dreamed of having a bicycle someday.
Author Mihaela Cosescu’s poetical text and the lushly vibrant illustrations of talented newcomer Andreea Chiornita give us a gorgeous glimpse into life – then and still sometimes now – in a quintessential Romanian village. And then they whisk us away with Zamfira on a winding, magical journey that spans decades and lands, pedaled by generosity and gratitude. One is left wondering if it was imagined or not. And in the end, it doesn’t really matter. Stunning and memorable! A treat for eye, ear, and heart.