Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Tin Snail by Cameron McAllister - ESSENTIAL

McAllister Cameron The Tin Snail, 274 pages. Delacorte Press, 2016. $16.99. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence G. 

World War II is heating up and Hitler wants a German people’s car’” in production. Thirteen year old Angelo Fabrizzi’s family are Italian expatriates living and designing cars in France.  Angelo’s family is sent by father’s car company to rural France to design a car for the people of France. Now it is car wars. 

Tin Snail’s cast of characters is a delightful ensemble who add to the texture and depth to the story. Situations arises that address matters of bravery, loyalty and sacrifice. While the story is a work of fiction, the competition between the Beetle and the Citroën was real. I wanted the story to be true. It was that good. 


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