The Runaway Bicycle
Age Range: 8 – 10 years
Certainly, Dada Musa’s bicycle did not “run away” by itself. But now that it’s on the move, can we get it to stop?
Responsibility and obedience are great qualities to have, but we often have to go through hard lessons to learn them. In The Runaway Bicycle, Adwoa Badoe takes us on a madcap ride, teaching us that actions do indeed have consequences, and sometimes, they are more frightening than fun!
Dr Adwoa Badoe trained as a physician in her native Ghana but has evolved quite naturally into an African Griot.
She is an author, story teller and teacher of African dance and lives currently in Guelph Ontario. She grew up loving the traditional dances of Ghana, West Africa. Her interest in dance has led her to learn dances from other parts of Africa. Her classes and workshops have a unique and infectious vibrancy, capturing the essence of the people, their celebrations and their lives.
Adwoa's first Childrens book, Crabs for Dinner was published in 1995. Since then she has published The Queen's New Shoes, The Pot of Wisdom (a collection of Ananse Stories) and Nana's Cold Days.
She also writes for markets in Africa through Macmillan Educational and Smartline Publishing: Memuna's Baby, A Wedding Story, Radio Rescue and Street Girls.