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Spectacle : Celebrating the History of the Indianapolis 500 (Hardcover) (Chris Workman)

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The Spectacle – Celebrating the History of the Indianapolis 500 is a mix of historical fact and entertainment for young readers and race fans to learn about The Greatest Spectacle in Racing - the Indianapolis 500. The book features a vast number of drivers, teams and race cars that have made an impact on the rich history of racing at the Brickyard.

Rather than run through a chronological list of each race, The Spectacle – Celebrating the History of the Indianapolis 500 breaks the content up into to series of short topical sections such as The Golden Era, The British Invasion and The Four-Timer Club. A dad serves as a narrator as he teaches his kids about the Indy 500, which provides some light-hearted interaction with the kids to compliment the fact-based content. An intro and outro featuring four-time winner A.J. Foyt ties it all together in a unique, identifiable way.

The book illustrations are as authentic as possible, depicting the actual race cars and their period paints schemes, as well as many of the heroes who drove and / or built them. Readers also see the evolution of The Brickyard over time and get a sense of who the machines that race in the Indy 500 have developed over time.

Readers are treated to a mix of car views, including in-car, side, front and backward looking perspectives. All illustrations are hand-drawn and then digitized & colored for placement in the book.

Number of Pages: 60.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cardinal Pub Group
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Chris Workman
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2017
TCIN: 51756853
UPC: 9780996286954
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-8711

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