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‘Edsel McFarlan’ to debut at Greenwood Car Show

June 25th, 2010 · Comments

A Wedgwood author and Ballard illustrator have teamed up to write a children’s book, “Edsel McFarlan’s New Car,” and they’ll be doing book readings during Saturday’s Greenwood Car Show.

Max Holechek and Darrell Toland will read from the book at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and “How to Draw a Car” tutorials are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. in the Kids Zone at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church at 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. The hardcover book, for children ages 4-8, will be available for $15 (it will retail for $16.95 when available at bookstores in late July.)

The story follows the adventures of Edsel McFarlan, a young car enthusiast who receives, from a mysterious source, a model car kit that matches the full-scale of his automotive passion.

Memories of his childhood provided inspiration for author Max Holechek while writing Edsel McFarlan’s New Car. “I remember how my friends and I would imagine miniaturized version of ourselves driving our toy trucks, living in a doll house, or sailing swimming pool ships. I wondered: “What would happen if a kid got a model car kit that assembled into a life-sized automobile? And what funny things might happen once it’s built?”

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