Roy Makes a Car

Roy Makes a Car Cover

Roy Makes a Car

By Mary E. Lyons; Terry Widener (Illustrator); Zora Neale Hurston (Other)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689846403, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005

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.

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