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By: Robert Munsch
Illustrated by: Michael Martchenko
  • ISBN 9780779114320, Paperback
  • 32 Pages | Ages 3 to 8

Lauretta has a need for speed – in her super-powered wheelchair!

It’s finally time for Lauretta to get a new wheelchair. But she isn't satisfied with a regular 5- or 10- speed model. Nothing will do but the 92-speed, black, silver and red, dirt bike wheelchair!

When Lauretta gets a speeding ticket during her tryout of the super wheels, her parents tell her the wheelchair has to go back. But when her brother has an accident, only Lauretta and her 92-speed, black, silver and red, dirt-bike wheelchair can get him to the hospital in time!

With his trademark wit and whimsy, this classic Robert Munsch story celebrates that all kids can use their own strengths and talents to do great things! Now reissued with a bright new cover design.

Robert Munsch wrote this story after receiving a letter from a fan named Lauretta, who asked for a story about a girl who walks with crutches and uses a wheelchair.

Rights Sold

Arabic – Dar El Ilm Lilmalayin, Chinese Simplified – Beijing Baby-Cube, English (Asia) – Scholastic Asia, English (US) – Scholastic Inc., French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic, Italian – Editrice Il Castoro


  • Commended, IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, 2007
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2004