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Indy 500: The Inside Track

Indy 500: The Inside Track

by Nancy Roe Pimm

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Children's Literature
What is three cars wide and eleven rows deep? It's the line-up for the annual rip-roaring race known as the Indy 500. The book's attractive red, white, and yellow cover depicting a race car running toward the reader will pique interest of more than just race enthusiast. In this fast paced book, Pimm, whose husband is a racer, covers everything from the pre-race to the winner's circle. The sharp, clear photos flanked by detailed description are possible only because of her inside connection. Crisp, clear explanations hold many informative facts from the past to today. Who would imagine that the top speed of 74.6 miles per hour in the first race in 1911 could accelerate to a zipping 185.981 in 2000? Chapter titles are shown as a blur of words, reinforcing the idea of speed. In addition, a gray and white-checkered border helps the reader maintain a race mindset. Eleven chapters run the gamut of topics from the car's cockpit to its frenzied pit stops. The author's gift to keep things moving makes this a book to grab the attention of even the most reluctant of readers. Girls and boys can climb into the driver's seat when they choose to read this book, which is a Junior Library Guild Selection. 2004, Darby Creek Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.
—Nancy Garhan Attebury

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Darby Creek Publishing
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Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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