NASCAR's Greatest Drivers

NASCAR's Greatest Drivers

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by Angela Roberts
     
 

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Young stock car fans looking to learn more about their favorite sport need look no further than NASCAR’s Greatest Drivers, a survey of the greatest drivers in racing history. Featuring in-depth bios of and stats for Glenn “Fireball” Roberts (whose nickname came from playing baseball, not racing cars), Richard Petty (“The King”),

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Young stock car fans looking to learn more about their favorite sport need look no further than NASCAR’s Greatest Drivers, a survey of the greatest drivers in racing history. Featuring in-depth bios of and stats for Glenn “Fireball” Roberts (whose nickname came from playing baseball, not racing cars), Richard Petty (“The King”), Dale Earnhardt, Sr. (“The Intimidator”), and Jeff Gordon ( the “face of today’s NASCAR”)—along with brief entries about four others. This is a leveled reader kids will race to pick up!

Angela Roberts is a middle-school librarian. This is her first book. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Children's Literature - Leslie Greaves Radloff
This "Step into Reading, Ready for Chapters" level 5 book discusses NASCAR racing and drivers. Short biographical sketches of the drivers show just how dangerous the sport can be, and why it is so thrilling to the participants and spectators. The reading level is just right for students whose fluency is developing and who want nonfiction sports books to read; it is about a topic that will appeal to boys. The large type size and simple sentence construction make this book easy to read, but some vocabulary words will have to be explained. Students using the book as a resource for biographical reports will be able to pick out facts easily. The lack of a table of contents and an index make it harder to find out just which drivers are discussed, but that may show up in the cataloging record. Each entry about a driver is followed by a short timeline of the person's life. While Janet Guthrie is mentioned, more contemporary women drivers are not. The paperback edition won't have a long shelf life in a library so consider the hardbound edition. Useful in classroom libraries and leveled libraries where there is need for this kind of book. Reviewer: Leslie Greaves Radloff

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375848131
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/13/2009
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 5 Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
416,822
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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