Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the World

By DRUMMOND, Allan

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ISBN
9780374305277
Publisher
Farrar


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2017  |  Elementary

K-Gr 3—Veteran nonfiction children's author Drummond presents yet another engaging tale about community action leading to change. This title relates how Amsterdam became a world-renowned city of bicycles. Bicycles had always been abundant in the city because they were affordable. But in the 1970s, the economy grew and so did the number of motor vehicles on the roads, while bicycles rapidly became outnumbered. Some people started protesting, including Maartje Rutten. Then, in 1971, Dutch journalist Vic Langenhoff wrote an impassioned arti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2017

Drummond furthers his theme of working toward a greener planet (see, for example, Energy Island and Green City, rev. 1/16) by taking young readers to Amsterdam, a city that turned automobile- and carbon monoxide-clogged streets into bicycle- and family-friendly boulevards. Flashing back to the 1970s, Drummond's straightforward text and near-impressionistic illustrations show readers a city beginning to choke on its own traffic, w...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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