The Greatest Race

A colony of Afghan tortoises imported as pets is forced to become refugees in Yosemite National Park when their container falls from a lorry. Anxious to fit in, they accept a challenge to a rematch of the most famous Race, from the local cottontail rabbits. Doing so they make unexpected alliances and cement their place in the community such that the race has no loser, only winners. More

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About A. Lawati

Ali Lawati is a Pakistani-Canadian writer living in Dubai. Ali writes as A. Lawati. He works as a transport consultant by day and is an author by night. Ali is a natural storyteller and has been creating stories since the age of ten, incorporating in them the hybrid life he’s led. His literary work has appeared in magazines, blogs and newspapers. He has also developed a financial literacy story for The Pace Credit Union Bank, Toronto. Before moving to Dubai, he worked for the Toronto Transit Commission as a train operator, which inspired the upcoming children’s series on public transportation and safety. He has studied history and music at California State University, Fullerton and Transportation Management at Humber College, Toronto and all of this and more informs his writing. He has written three children’s books so far. His first was about a monkey, inspired by his own pet Macaca he had as a kid. The Greatest Race is his first children’s novel to be published. He is presently writing a middle grade novel. When not writing, Ali teaches creative business communication. His book "The Greatest Race" will be published in 2017 by Crimson Cloak Publishing.

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