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Car Smarts: Hot Tips for the Car Crazy

Maureen Sawa and Louis-Philippe Edmonston


PUBLISHED: 30th December 2003
ISBN: 9780887766466
ANNOTATION:
Phil Edmonston, author of the "Lemon-Aid guides to car buying, is one of North America's leading consumer advocates. He and Maureen Sawa, a well-known children's librarian, have written a book jammed with the information that every car-crazy young person craves. Full of fascinating facts, and practical advice for the young reader planning to buy and run a car, or for armchair drivers dreaming of the day when... Gordon Sauve's detailed, playful illustrations combined with knowledgeable, upbeat text make this a great book for drivers-in-waiting.
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PUBLISHED: 30th December 2003
ISBN: 9780887766466
ANNOTATION:
Phil Edmonston, author of the "Lemon-Aid guides to car buying, is one of North America's leading consumer advocates. He and Maureen Sawa, a well-known children's librarian, have written a book jammed with the information that every car-crazy young person craves. Full of fascinating facts, and practical advice for the young reader planning to buy and run a car, or for armchair drivers dreaming of the day when... Gordon Sauve's detailed, playful illustrations combined with knowledgeable, upbeat text make this a great book for drivers-in-waiting.

Annotation

Phil Edmonston, author of the "Lemon-Aid guides to car buying, is one of North America's leading consumer advocates. He and Maureen Sawa, a well-known children's librarian, have written a book jammed with the information that every car-crazy young person craves. Full of fascinating facts, and practical advice for the young reader planning to buy and run a car, or for armchair drivers dreaming of the day when... Gordon Sauve's detailed, playful illustrations combined with knowledgeable, upbeat text make this a great book for drivers-in-waiting.

Publisher Description

Phil Edmonston, author of the "Lemon-Aid" guides to car buying, is one of North America's leading consumer advocates. He and Maureen Sawa, a well-known children's librarian, have written a book jammed with the information that every car-crazy young person craves. Full of fascinating facts, and practical advice for the young reader planning to buy and run a car, or for armchair drivers dreaming of the day when... Gordon Sauve's detailed, playful illustrations combined with knowledgeable, upbeat text make this a great book for drivers-in-waiting.

Author Biography

Maureen Sawa is an award-winning librarian, currently working as the Co-ordinator of Children's and Young Adult Services for the Hamilton Public Library. She is also President Elect of the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians. Maureen is a graduate of the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. Car Smarts is her first book.

Review

..".Car Smarts...could and should be essential reading for anyone who hopes to drive a car or buy a car, and anyone who wants to know what makes a car tick..." -The Globe and Mail ..".clean and brightly coloured illustrations add to the book's appeal... [A]worthwhile addition to the non-fiction genre, especially for the mechanically minded." -The Gazette [Montreal]

..".a snappy look at every imaginable aspect of cars, brilliantly illustrated by veteran Gordon Sauv ... Particularly effective are the ways in which Edmonston and Sawa have used material supplementary to the main text to illustrate the points they are making... [R]eaders of this excellent new title will be well on their way to understanding just about every aspect of whatever make or model they end up driving." -Quill & Quire [starred review]

"This is truly a book for car enthusiasts. It teaches you everything from the history of cars, the true meaning of horsepower, the very first "lemon," safety ratings and even where the 'new car smell' comes from." -Brand New Planet, Taylor Lew, Age 12

Product Details

Author
Maureen Sawa, Louis-Philippe Edmonston
Short Title
CAR SMARTS
Pages
80
Language
English
ISBN-10
0887766463
ISBN-13
9780887766466
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-12-31
Illustrator
Gordon Sauve
Subtitle
Hot Tips for the Car Crazy
Country of Publication
Canada
Audience Age
9-12
Publisher
Tundra Books (NY)