Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Emerson The Magnificent! - How an Old Bike Takes a Young Man on the Ride of His Life

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ISBN: 9780982206522
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Publication Date: 2015-12-06
Number of pages: 88
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How an old bike takes a young man for the ride of his life.

On a remote spit of land, a magical bicycle befriends Tom, a boy of nine. Emerson the talking bike becomes Tom s best friend and playmate, offering an ear during the boy s troubles, and a wise sage during his adolescence. But as the boy becomes a man, Tom listens less and less to Emerson and more and more to the wisdom of the world. It would take a miracle to bring Tom back to the hopeful days of his youth when life was an adventure to be lived - not endured.

The miracle arrives after Tom s stint in jail when the ocean delivers one of the most savage hurricanes to ever hit the coast. Tired, bitter, and old, Tom rummages through an old garage and finds his discarded bike. But is he too late? Can Emerson restore the soul of his friend before the sun sets on their adventures for the final time?

"What a delight... though I thought it unlikely that a bicycle could do much to unravel some complicated issues, my skepticism was outvoted. It really doesn't matter how old you are, Emerson talks to you. Dwight Ritter's illustrations made me smile as much as his story warmed my heart. Emerson's message challenged my thinking, then threw me a lifeline, reeled me in and rescued me. A charming little book for young and old. Get it! Read it! Give it to everyone you know! " - by Pat Lindquist.

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