Book by Braun, Eric
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Grade 3–5—These three well-illustrated automotive titles share nearly identical formats. Each book includes a "What Is..." section to define its topic, a brief history, the culture associated with the hobby, NASCAR or Formula One racing series, track diagrams or a description of building a hot rod, and a closing "gallery" featuring photos of the cars and their drivers. In addition, the books share other common features, such as a diagram of a four-stroke engine. In general, the volumes are readable, informative, and generally accurate. An occasional error does crop up, though; Braun refers to a Model B Ford as a Model A and fails, in photos, to distinguish between hot rods and simply old cars, while Doeden's track diagrams show the sports car rather than the stock car configurations of two road courses. The color photos are very good and are sure to appeal to racing aficionados, and the books succeed as basic introductions to the hobby and sport.—Jeffrey A. French, Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH
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In this entry in the new Motor Mania series, Braun begins by explaining hot rod for an audience that probably won't be familiar with the term, then goes on to introduce the sport of drag racing--from its initial stirrings in Southern California in the 1920s through its mid-century peak (when drag racing was often related to juvenile delinquency) and on into today. Noting that the National Hot Rod Association is the world's largest motor sports organization, he talks about its inception and influence on drag racing and the cars themselves. The text is occasionally repetitious, and it's unfortunate that photos show mostly adults or teens in vintage shots. What will grab younger kids is the full-color gallery of (mostly) Fords that ends the book. Wow. Stock cars, muscle cars, and lowriders are among topics covered in other series volumes. Stephanie Zvirin
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Descripción Lerner Pub Group, 2006. Library Binding. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 48 pages. 9.50x10.75x0.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0822535319
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