Bartali's bicycle : the true story of Gino Bartali, Italy's secret hero (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Bartali's bicycle : the true story of Gino Bartali, Italy's secret hero

Author: Megan Hoyt; Iacopo Bruno
Publisher: New York, NY : Quill Tree Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Primary school : English : First edition
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"Gino Bartali pedaled across Italy for years, winning one cycling race after another, including the 1938 Tour de France. Gino became an international sports hero! But the next year, World War II began, and it changed everything. Soldiers marched into Italy. Tanks rolled down the cobbled streets of Florence. And powerful leaders declared that Jewish people should be arrested. To the entire world, Gino Bartali was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Picture books
Instructional and educational works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Gino Bartali; Gino Bartali; Gino Bartali
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Hoyt; Iacopo Bruno
ISBN: 9780062908117 0062908111
OCLC Number: 1156065688
Target Audience: Ages 4-8.
Description: 33 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: written by Megan Hoyt ; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno.

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"Gino Bartali pedaled across Italy for years, winning one cycling race after another, including the 1938 Tour de France. Gino became an international sports hero! But the next year, World War II began, and it changed everything. Soldiers marched into Italy. Tanks rolled down the cobbled streets of Florence. And powerful leaders declared that Jewish people should be arrested. To the entire world, Gino Bartali was merely a champion cyclist. But Gino's greatest achievement was something he never told a soul--that he secretly worked with the Italian resistance to save hundreds of Jewish men, women, and children, and others, from certain death, using the one thing no authority would question: his bicycle."--Provided by publisher.

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Heroes come from every walk of life

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2021-03-08) Excellent Permalink

A beautiful biography of a little known World War II hero.  Gino Bartali was a well known cyclist who, when the war came to Italy, used his riding skills and his notoriety to save the lives of hundreds of Italian Jews.

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