Yet another thrilling nonfiction book! In 1908 automobiles were still new and paved roads were few and far between. Holding short car races on local
roads was almost impossible but people everywhere were still fascinated with the idea of super long races. A French newspaper and the New York
Times decided to capitalize on this fascination by holding a race from New York to Paris, by way of Asia. Six teams entered the race, three French
teams, one German team, and one American team. Thousands of spectators saw the cars off inTimes Square, each team sure they would be victorious. But
lack of roads, mud, snow, cold, personality conflicts and, most importantly, almost constant breakdowns make this race all about endurance, not speed.
Car lovers, thrill-seekers, and anyone who just loves a great read will not be able to put this book down!
Ms.G is the librarian at the Malone Middle School in Malone, NY.