Item description for Magic Bicycle: The Story of a Bicycle That Found a Boy (Spirit Flyer #1) by John E. Bibee...
"Once there was a magic bicycle that found a boy," begins this tale of adventure and suspense. When John Kramer comes across an old, rusty Spirit Flyer bicycle, he finds it far from ordinary. First, the bike helps him save a neighbor's barn from burning. Then it brings him into conflict with the boys in the Cobra Club, a representative of Goliath Toys and other forces that not only want John's bike, but want it destroyed. While John learns about the Magic in the bicycle, every reader will be delighted as they join him for this fantastic ride.
Publishers Description "Once there was a magic bicycle that found a boy," begins this tale of adventure and suspense. When John Kramer comes across an old, rusty Spirit Flyer bicycle, he finds it far from ordinary. First, the bike helps him save a neighbor's barn from burning. Then it brings him into conflict with the boys in the Cobra Club, a representative of Goliath Toys and other forces that not only want John's bike, but want it destroyed. While John learns about the Magic in the bicycle, every reader will be delighted as they join him for this fantastic ride.
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.62" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 4, 1983
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Spirit Flyer
Series Number 1
ISBN 0877843481 ISBN13 9780877843481
Reviews - What do customers think about Magic Bicycle: The Story of a Bicycle That Found a Boy?
John Kramar's Fight Jun 13, 2005
John Kramar was a normal kid in Centerville with a passion for riding his bike. Just like any kid John had his enemies, known as the Cobra Club. The club's leader Barry first asked John to be the first official member and right hand man in the club. When John denied Barry's offer John became the number one enemy of the Cobras. After John's bike was run over by Roger's older brother he needed a new one. Roger took John to the dump to look for a new bike. What they found was more than a bike; it was a Spirit Flyer, made by The Three Kings. When John took the bike home he dismantled the horn, lights, gear shifter, and generator. These looked like ordinary objects, but through out the book John found that the bike holds magical powers. These powers are provided by The Three Kings that are constantly fighting the powers of Tragic, also known as the Deeper World. This Deeper World fights against the good willed powers of Magic. The ordinary bike accessories, proved to be a good defense against the Deeper World. The bikes that the Cobras rode were made and sold exclusively from Goliath Toys; a world leader in toy manufacturing. The Cobra bikes also possessed powers, but these powers were of the opposite of The Three Kings. They were the soldiers of the deeper world. This bike takes John to new heights and places as he battles the tragic forces of the Deeper World and the Cobra Club.
One of my class' favorite read alouds. Apr 9, 2002
I read this book to my class every year and it is their favorite, over such greats as James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students love to try to figure it out and I enjoy hearing their ideas. I teach third grade and for the next years they are finishing up the series. I read the first one as a read aloud and couldn't wait to finish the series on my own. John Bibee has a great imagination and knows how to use cliffhangers. I highly recommend this for families to read aloud. It will work well with third grade and up including middle schoolers. It may be too scarey for younger children. The discussions will be wonderful. It has a strong message and is a wonderful fantasy.
Unusually good Christian fantasy novel! Nov 11, 2001
I cannot praise this book highly enough. It is the most satisfying Christian fantasy novel I have read since the Narnia Chronicles. John Bibee has a wild imagination and a way of creating cliff-hanger chapters which left my kids yelling for more. The christian symbolism is woven into the story, but never is preachy. The great plot and writing move the reader through an ordinary town beset by strange and creepy happenings, to an ultimate showdown with evil. I would love to see this made into a movie by a filmaker like Spielburg.!!! Do yourself a favor, and buy this book. You won't be sorry, but you will end up buying the other books in the series too.
John Bibee Does It Again! Mar 29, 2000
This second book of the "Spirit Flyer Series" isoutstanding. It is easy to read, has an exciting plot that applies towhat kids deal with today, and the spiritual truths are profound. We read these aloud to our children and they could hardly wait to see what was going to happen in each new chapter. They likes them so much that they read the books again for themselves. We parents enjoyed them just as much. END
First Bibee now Applegate who's next. These books are great. Apr 20, 1999
I'm speechless, the spirt flyers books are one of the best books ever created. It's just sad that I can't find any in the bookstores,I wan't to read them all again and again and again!