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Roy Makes A Car
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atheneum
Publication date January 6, 2005
Pages 32
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689846403
ISBN-10 0689846401
Dimensions 0.25 by 9.50 by 11.50 in.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $17.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
After building himself a turbocharged, non-collision automobile, Roy Tyle--the best mechanic in the state of Florida--builds a vehicle with wings, which flies up to Heaven and that God buys on the spot. description: Product Description: "If Roy Can't Fix It,
Nobody Can"
Down in Eatonville, Florida, there's a man who can clean spark plugs just by looking at them hard, and who can grease an axle faster than you can say "carburetor." Folks round those parts claim Roy Tyle might just be the best mechanic in the world. But Roy, you know, he never can find an automobile made to suit him. He figures, if a car was built right, there wouldn't be so many collisions out on the road. And so when Roy -- that wonder-making man -- says he's going to make an accident-proof car, there's no telling what he'll cook up behind his double-locked doors....
Based on a tall tale collected by legendary African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston, Mary E. Lyons's souped-up story is perfectly complemented by Terry Widener's bold, dramatic illustrations.

With Mary E. Lyons | Reissue edition from Atheneum (November 28, 2014)
9781481444880 | details & prices | 32 pages | List price $17.99
School and Library
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9780689846403 | details & prices | 32 pages | 9.50 × 11.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.95 lbs | List price $17.99
About: Roy Tyle, the best mechanic in the state of Florida, can clean spark plugs just by looking at them, and he takes a two dollar bet that he can make an accident-proof car.

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