Roller Coasters (Edge Books, Wild Rides Series)

Roller Coasters (Edge Books, Wild Rides Series)

by A. R. Schaefer, Steve M. Wren
     
 

Discusses roller coasters, including the history, design, and popularity of these amusements.  See more details below

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Discusses roller coasters, including the history, design, and popularity of these amusements.

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Children's Literature
Gripping the bar in anticipation, people rise high into the air, nothing holding them back but their car. Then a sudden drop, and mouths fly open with screaming and laughter. This is the effect roller coasters have had on people throughout time. A. R. Schaefer provides an excellent introduction to the subject of roller coasters for young readers. He begins by providing the early history of roller coasters followed by how they are conceived and equipped. Simple language and numerous photographs provide the reader with a book that captures the imagination and excites the mind with the subject and science of roller coasters. Often within middle and high school libraries, the struggling reader is forgotten as far as reading material selection, leading them to read what might be an embarrassing or "baby" book. This series—while indicated for early readers—provides subjects that can allow older children with reading issues to become engaged. Included in the book are a glossary, an index and a further reading section. 2005, Capstone Press, Ages 6 to 10.
—John D. Orsborn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736827263
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Edge Wild Rides! Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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