Digby O'Day in the Fast Lane (Hardcover)

By Shirley Hughes, Clara Vulliamy (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763673697, 128pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

List Price: 12.99*
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Hang on to the wheel for the first of three adventures from a dynamic mother-daughter pair: beloved author Shirley Hughes and talented illustrator Clara Vulliamy.

Digby O'Day and Percy are best friends. This daring canine duo can find adventure anywhere -- even entering an All-Day Race Digby is sure he can win, especially with Percy as his co-driver. But when the race starts and Digby and Percy are quickly left in the dust, it seems like they don't stand a chance. They meet peril after peril: a car that breaks down (and slides back to the edge of a cliff ), a near miss with an oncoming train, and worst of all, Digby's archenemy, Lou Ella, who is also in the race and will stop at nothing to win. In a day full of twists, turns, thrills, and surprises, anything can happen. Who will come out ahead? And will Lou Ella get her comeuppance?

About the Author

Shirley Hughes, a two-time recipient of the Kate Greenaway Medal, has written and/or illustrated more than two hundred books for children. With Candlewick, she is the author-illustrator of the picture books Don't Want to Go! and Bobbo Goes to School and the author of the novel Hero on a Bicycle. She lives in London. Clara Vulliamy began her career illustrating for newspapers and magazines, but switched to illustrating children's books after having children of her own. She lives in England.