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Book details
  • SubGenre:Social Issues / Bullying
  • Language:English
  • Pages:140
  • eBook ISBN:9780980762006

Born to Race

by Luscheyne Mellon

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A 140 page chapter book with all the nostalgic appeal of a classic bound children's book. The heart warming tale of a dwarf beagle with a passion for speed, who overcomes obstacles to pursue his dream of becoming the world first Formula One canine racer. This lustrously illustrated title is a great first step for children ready to transition into chapter books.
When a dwarf beagle is born to the finest champion show dogs in Australia, he is banished for being too short for show. EnzoB starts a very big adventure with his new family, Mr. and Mrs. B. He develops a passion for speed, and soon discovers that short legs can’t stop him from going fast! But when EnzoB and Mr. B enter an outback road rally, things get frightfully wild and a little hairy. Meet EnzoB in his first tall tale, where he rises above his vertical challenge to pursue a terribly tall dream. Born To Race is an inspiring and amusing tale to remind us all that no matter whatever obstacles life presents us with, you can overcome them and fulfill your dreams. You just need to believe! Geared for children aged 6-9 years old, this lustrously illustrated title is a great first step for children ready to transition into chapter books. Educational glossary/appendix detailing facts about Australian animals.
About the author
There was never any need to run away to the circus. Home life in Durban, South Africa, was bouncy enough with eight brothers and sisters and an entertainer, inventor and semi professional sportsman for a father who kept them breathless with bedtime stories from his wild imaginings. Though intensely shy as a child, Luscheyne grew bolder adventuring into an intriguing "Lulu Land" of her own making. At 20, Luscheyne set off for Germany to become a Super Nanny to four-year-old Luka. Together they took farther flung adventures from his 'magic castle' on the back of a storytelling albatross. A stint in London's creative void (IT Land) sent her scurrying across the USA, Canada, Australia and Asia until her purse opened empty. Finally returning to Sydney, she now calls Australia home. She has been one of Australia's digital stars for more than a decade producing a host of frontier digital projects as an Executive Producer and Digital Strategist. Luscheyne finally snapped the corporate leash to create the space to pursue her own dream, racing home to "Lulu Land" and her adopted beagle, Enzo. Born with a rare condition making him half the size of ordinary beagles, and blessed with twice the determination, Luscheyne noticed how Enzo could break barriers among strangers gathering to delight over his proud, wag-happy waddle and unusually short legs. With Enzo by her side for inspiration, Luscheyne's four-book adventure series revved into high-octane reality. There are some beautifully tender moments around themes of diversity and tolerance, alongside the intrigue and adventure of rallying as EnzoB navigates treasure hunts, riddles, clues and competitors. This lustrously illustrated series about a disadvantaged dog explores life's lessons with tremendous substance, chuckle-factor, wit and love. Presenting the undeniable power of dreams attained through persistence and supported by the magic of friendship, each book reveals its delightful cast of characters with humour and insight.
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