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Children's Fiction Cars & Trucks

Full Throttle

by (author) Anthony Hampshire

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Sep 2005
Cars & Trucks
Recommended Age
12 to 18
Recommended Grade
7 to 12
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2005
    List Price

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He has the talent. He has the desire. He has the commitment. But if Eddie Stewart wants to become a top professional racing driver, he's going to need some help. As he and his team of close friends take on the fierce competition in the TransAm and Formula Atlantic Series, they learn that there are many ways to the victory podium. Some of their rivals believe that winning is everything, and they play by their own set of rules. Will Eddie be able to overcome the odds and run his own race every time?

About the author

Anthony Hampshire is a rural school principal who has been an educational technology consultant, classroom teacher, football coach and, naturally, a racing driver! Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and London, England, Anthony has earned national and provincial awards for his work in school curriculum and media. He sees his writing as an opportunity to both encourage reading in young people and to build character. He has authored educational software, and is a regular conference presenter and workshop leader. He lives in Millarville, Alberta, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

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Editorial Reviews

"Author Anthony Hampshire does a fantastic job of making the world of racing easily understood even by a racing novice like myself. Not only does he explain the language of the sport as the story unfolds, but he also includes a glossary of terms at the end of the novel. What a brilliant idea! . . . For those hard to reach young male readers, Full Throttle is a must-have for your collection. Full Throttle is a welcome addition to school and public libraries alike!"
- CM Magazine

"All three books in the series are fast and furious glimpses at an exciting sport. . . Ten to fourteen-year-old minds should soak these books up happily."
- January Magazine

"This series is ideal for reluctant readers. The short books are enjoyable, and the characters are fun to read about. Although the stories are not action packed, they provide the right level of humor, romance, action, and suspense to keep readers interested. The writing is simple and descriptive. The story is predictable yet absorbing. The pacing is quick, as a racing story should be, with funny, idiosyncratic, and heroic characters. They could be the boys next door, so readers will identify with them and root for them. A useful glossary is included, and photos, although some of very poor quality, are sprinkled throughout the books. This short series is a worthwhile purchase for young racing fans."

"With each book in the Redline Racing Series, the reader is drawn into the racing world and held there spellbound and breathless until the final lap is run. Anthony Hampshire has succeeded in creating realistic and multidimensional protagonists who must overcome challenges and conflicts. Each of these books is a captivating read, hard to put down once you start.
Highly recommended
Canadian Book Review Annual

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