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Heart-Stopping Roller Coasters

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Want to take a ride you'll never forget? Then hop aboard the biggest, fastest-and scariest-roller coasters in the world. From the towering Kingda Ka, which is as tall as a 45-story building, to the gigantic Steel Dragon 2000, that has a track as long as 27 football fields, you'll soon discover why many people call these rides "scream machines"!

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Overview

Want to take a ride you'll never forget? Then hop aboard the biggest, fastest-and scariest-roller coasters in the world. From the towering Kingda Ka, which is as tall as a 45-story building, to the gigantic Steel Dragon 2000, that has a track as long as 27 football fields, you'll soon discover why many people call these rides "scream machines"!

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Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Anyone who enjoys the thrill of riding on roller coasters will like this book featuring the scariest, biggest, and fastest roller coasters around the world. The first coaster in America opened in 1884 at Coney Island Amusement Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. It was not as big or fast as the roller coasters of today but was still a thrilling ride. In 2005 a roller coaster called Kingda Ka gave riders a thrilling, screaming ride. This coaster takes riders to the top of a tower that is as tall as a forty-five-story buildingand then lets them drop. The longest roller coaster in the world is called the Steel Dragon. Its length is as long as twenty-seven football fields placed end to end, but it only takes four minutes to cover that distance. In 2006 the Tatsu coaster opened. It is called the fastest flying coaster on Earth. Riders are turned facedown under the track giving them the sensation of flying in space. Other coasters offer different features. The Superman coaster located in Valencia, California, takes riders forward and backward. At the top riders reach a height of about 400 feet. The Riddler's Revenge is another coaster that is the tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster in the world. It takes riders on an upside down ride six times. This picture book is filled with colorful photographs of the coasters, along with their screaming riders. Children, as well as adults, will enjoy reading about the features of the world's scariest and fastest roller coasters. Back material includes a glossary, an index, a bibliography, reading list, and an online site. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597169561
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: World's Biggest Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 327,859
  • Age range: 6 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The First Coasters in America 4

Kingda Ka 6

Steel Dragon 2000 8

The Beast 10

Millennium Force 12

Superman: The Escape 14

American Eagle 16

The Riddler's Revenge 18

Tatsu 20

More Big Rides 22

Glossary 23

Index 24

Bibliography 24

Read More 24

Learn More Online 24

About the Author 24

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