The Little Driver by Martin Wagner


The Little Driver by Martin Wagner

Love cars? Think again! Joe always dreamt of driving his own car. When his wish comes true and he takes his brand-new sports car for a spin through town and country, his adventures soon take a turn for the unexpected. A children's book for young and old, The Little Driver takes a fresh look at our obsession with cars through the eyes of a boy still young enough to take nothing for granted.


'Billed as An anti-car book for a new generation , The Little Driver is a gem, easily negotiating the many dead ends encountered when questioning car culture. Like many eight-year-old boys, Joe is obsessed with cars, but when his wish suddenly comes true he embarks on a journey he wasn't expecting. Full of wit and dry observation, much of the beauty of The Little Driver is in the way it captures the visceral thrill and smug pride Joe feels when first behind the wheel of his shiny red sports car, and then peels away the layers as Joe's encounters with selfish drivers, traffic jams, pollution and road building slowly force him to question his love of the automobile.'


About the Author

Martin Wagner is a writer and film-maker. He made the award-winning short film Summer, and published his first novel, Rachel's Machine in 1997. He just completed The Little Politician. He resides in London, UK.

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64 pages
Interest Age: ages 8-12


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Publication date

1st April 2003



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