Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery

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‘Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery‘ begins when Max reveals a long forgotten car manufacturer’s label beneath the grime of the car he is cleaning. ‘Champion? That’s Max’s surname. His grandfather has always been an ace mechanic, somebody who’s known for having a greater understanding of motor vehicles than almost anyone. Could the label be anything to do with Grandfather Gus?

Max learns how his grandfather’s superior skill and ideas were poached by a local businessman, Adolphus Grabber. Over the years his outrageous behaviour has robbed grandfather of everything bar his name.

The Grabber family are still in Max’s neighbourhood. Max realises that Adolphus’ son is the same age as him, and soon to be a rival at the school sports. Surely the son’s behaviour will not mirror his father’s. Meanwhile, what can Max do to recover his grandfather’s name, pride and even, his book of ideas.

‘Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery’ motors along. The story is beautifully structured, authentic and considered. We care about Max and his family. We can imagine Grandfather’s motor, the Arabella, in her hey day. Bookwagon recommends this charming chapter book to readers looking for a satisfying story.

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Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery

Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Kate Hindley

(Bloomsbury)

Max has always helped out. One of his chores is cleaning the cars his Grandfather Gus repairs. Imagine Max’s surprise when he reveals a familiar name beneath the dust encased on a vehicle… CHAMPION. Could this be anything to do with Grandfather Gus?
The story that unravels exposes a glorious past. Yet the family that robbed Grandfather Gus and the Champion family of their rightful places remains a threat. What can Max do? ‘Max Champion and the Great Race Car Robbery’ is a tale of ideas, hard work, unity and how honesty always pays.

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