Car Smarts: Hot Tips for the Car Crazy

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Tundra Books, Dec 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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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 Sauvé’s detailed, playful illustrations combined with knowledgeable, upbeat text make this a great book for drivers-in-waiting.

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Car Design From Function to Style
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Phil Edmonston is known for his best-selling series of books, The Lemon-Aid Car Guides. He is founder and past President of the Automobile Protection Association, a former elected member of the Consumers Union Board of Directors, and a colleague of Ralph Nader. He is the author of 104 best-sellers dealing with consumer rights and the automobile industry. He has worked as a television reporter, a syndicated newspaper columnist, and as a host of his own open-line show. When not writing books and answering questions about cars, he can be found by the sea, in Florida. Visit his web site at

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

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