My bike was stolen again - the third time this year. And this time the thieves left me an evil souvenir, the broken lock; A strong and expensive iron lock that costs as much as half a bicycle. Mom said there was nothing more to say, Dad said exactly what he said the previous times, "scoundrels," and I no longer dared to ask when they would buy me a new bike. Amos, the hero of the book City Boy, returns in new coming-of-age stories. He gives private lessons sometimes (even when he doesn't feel like it), enjoys class parties usually (even when they're ruined), and rarely unclogs the drain (because it's really, really gross). "Amos' sincere attempt to understand the world may help and allow readers of his age to understand the world along with him." (Tali Amit-Kohavi, the book) "The book, read in one breath, ultimately evokes one conclusion: here is a man." (Nira Levin, Daf Daf) "A small, high-quality book that speaks to children and adults alike." (Rebeka Keren, Haaretz, "Books" supplement) Shoham Smit writes for adults and children. Bride Persi Bialik, Leah Goldberg, Deborah Omar and more. Michal Bonanu is an illustrator of newspapers and children's books.