It´s time to start your engines in this Richard Scarry classic all about vehicles! Buckle-up for a fun-filled day of planes, trains, automobiles . . . and even a pickle truck! Featuring hundreds of clearly labeled vehicles, this is the perfect book for little vehicle fans from the one and only Richard Scarry.
Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as ´´the people´s car´´ in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen´s air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen´s collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW ´´Bug´´--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 ´´Super Beetle´´--is included here. If you´re the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you´re interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.
FULLY REVISED NEW EDITION OF DEATH ON THE RIVE NORD Praise for Adrian Magson: ´´... a classic crime star in the making.´´ Daily Mail ´´A gripping police procedural.´´ Eurocrime Picardie, 1963. A truck drops a group of illegal workers by a deserted stretch of canal in the dead of night near Poissons-les-Marais, desperate travellers in a pipeline, searching for a better life. Days later, one of them surfaces, stabbed to death. For Inspector Lucas Rocco, finding the victim´s fellow travellers presents problems. Most Algerian immigrants are welcome, but trawling for any who aren´t is a sensitive issue loaded with threats of civil unrest, something which terrifies his bosses in the Ministry. And when Rocco is ordered to stay away from one factory, where he suspects illegals are being employed, it goes against everything he knows. However, his diffiulcties have barely begun. One of the illegals is a young woman with a small child, on the run from her brutal husband, Samir Farek, an Algerian gangster who has threatened to kill them both. But Farek has another, bigger agenda: to take over as gang lord in Paris. With a history of disposing with anyone who crosses him - a fate he is happy to mete out even to a senior policeman who gets in his way - the potential consequences are frightening. Caught between his instinct to protect a vulnerable woman and her child, of obeying bosses interested only in preserving the status quo, and facing the threat of a dangerous gangster who recognises no boundaries in the murderous pursuit of his plans, Rocco begins to wonder how long he can survive.
Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale romance. Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad´s old costume), Elle´s determined to win...unless her stepsisters get there first. Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons-before he was famous. Now they´re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he´s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake-until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.
This collection of stories profiling one hundred beautiful vehicles (and their owners) is the ultimate gift book for car lovers. New York Times best-selling author and popular Wall Street Journal ´´My Ride´´ columnist A.J. Baime selects the one hundred cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles to fill the dream garage. Stunning photography and Baime´s engaging essays celebrate everything drivers love about their cars--from technical specifications to satisfy gearheads to intangibles like a driver´s relationship with his or her car--making it truly ´´my ride.´´ You want fast? Step on the gas in a Koenigsegg CCX, ´87 Lamborghini, or 1970 Pontiac GTO. You want classic? Here are the keys to a ´62 Corvette, ´57 Thunderbird, or 1930 BMW--the oldest Bimmer in the United States. You want cool? Take a ´64 Shelby Cobra, Tesla Model X, or Aston Martin Vulcan for a spin. You want one-of-a-kind? How about a ´52 Seagrave fire truck, ´73 VW Thing, or the Batmobile? You also get to meet the owners. There´s the story of a pizza-delivery man who dodges polar bears in his Hyundai in Barrow, Alaska; an NBA star who endures Los Angeles traffic by having his Tesla drive for him; and a retired Kentucky entrepreneur with a 22-foot-long 1937 Cadillac, which he calls ´´the biggest, baddest car that could exist.´´