Cadillac by Charles Temple

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Granny, poised behind the wheel of her vintage neon-pink Cadillac, terrorizes the other drivers on the road and takes her granddaughter on an adventure that she will never forget.

About Charles Temple

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Charles Temple teaches future teachers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, where he chairs the Education department. He writes songs for and with elementary-school students. He has done pioneer research on invented spelling with Edmund Henderson at the University of Virginia and is now investigating the ways children think about stories. He has written three other books on the teaching of reading and writing and has recently returned from a lecture tour in Portugal, where he was a Fulbright scholar. Johnson is an artist and also serves as Youth Minister at a Baptist church and is cohost of a weekend sports radio show.
Published October 17, 1995 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``Better jump for your life, and never look back'' when Granny--reckless, oblivious, failing in her faculties, or all three--gets behind the wheel of her pink Cadillac.

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Temple (On the River Bank; Shanty Boat) again charms readers with his rollicking and vivid rhyming language, but he makes some missteps in treating the subject matter at the heart of this picture book

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she knocks her own mailbox down from the git-go, then Lockhart's creamy, fuzzy pastels depict Granny putting on lipstick while driving, running red lights and crashing into a parking meter.

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