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Title:
Snowmobile snocross
Author:
Bailer, Darice, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Company, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
32 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Presents a history of the snowmobile, discussing snocross equipment, competitions, and notable athletes.
Language:
English
Contents:
Catch them if you can -- Snocross history -- Sled-head competitions -- Gearing up and hitting the snow! -- Leaders of the pack.
Reading Level:
820 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.6 1.0 158902.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.4 3 Quiz: 62092.
ISBN:
9781467707589
Format :
Book

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Did you know that snowmobile snocross racers can soar 100 feet (30 meters) through the air before landing? They race around sharp turns and fly over jumps with other riders all around them. Some racers reach speeds up to 120 miles (193 kilometers) per hour. They compete for prizes in races all over the world.

Enter the Extreme Winter Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to snowmobile snocross. You'll discover:
* How racers stay ahead of the competition on icy tracks.
* How to stay safe on a speeding snowmobile.
* Where to watch the world's most daring snocross racers.
* How snowmobile snocross became popular with sports fans everywhere.

Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Each book begins with an exciting account of a medal-winning race at a recent Winter X Games or Winter Olympics. Ensuing chapters cover the history of the featured activity and how it has evolved into top level, international competition. The well-chosen photos are eye-catching action shots, such as images of skiers doing back flips or snowmobile riders going airborne. Most of these sports can be dangerous, and the volumes mention stars such as ski superpipe athlete Sarah Burke, who died in 2012 as a result of a fall during a practice run. Overall, this set uses a positive tone and conveys enthusiasm for these athletics, emphasizing that readers can practice them while keeping as safe as possible. Thumbnail sketches of innovators and youthful superstars will keep young readers engaged. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Catch Them If You Canp. 4
Chapter 2 Snocross Historyp. 10
Chapter 3 Sled-Head Competitionsp. 14
Chapter 4 Gearing Up and Hitting the Snow!p. 20
Leaders of the Packp. 28
Glossaryp. 30
For More Informationp. 31
Indexp. 32
About the Authorp. 32