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Welcome to the official website for the new novel The Christmas Bike by Richard Paul Angelini.

To get started, you can:

Or if you choose to stay put,
you can get a feel for the story by reading
the synopsis below, found on the back cover:

A compelling story of childhood remembered; of learning, and giving, and openly receiving gifts given freely out of love. Told by a father who as a boy in 1959 witnessed a small miracle.

Benny, the bike man, is a scarred and damaged war veteran who rebuilds bikes from thrown out parts. In his eyes he transforms junk into beautiful gifts and happily gives them away at Christmas. A humble and broken man, it takes a tragedy for townspeople to see Benny for who he really was: a hero, a soul who gave more than he had.

“Sometimes Ricky, lots of good little things can turn into a good big thing and sometimes a good big thing can change things and that means everything.” – Mister George, The Christmas Bike