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Track Attack

Gym Shorts

by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane

Roaring Brook Press

Jazz loves being on the track team! And her dad is her biggest fan -- maybe too big a fan. He argues with the coach, yells at the ref, and screams his head off at every meet. Jazz loves her dad, but can she keep him from having a full blown track attack? The latest book in the GYM SHORTS series finishes ahead of the pack and will keep early readers cheering.


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Spikes

Jazz sat in the sporting goods store beside her dad. Piles of track shoes lay heaped around her. All of them had spikes.

She felt as if she were surrounded by a bunch of those small man-eating fish that live in the Amazon River—the ones with the tiny, gnashing teeth.

"Dad," Jazz explained again, "these are so cool. But I don’t need spikes. Coach wants us all to have plain running shoes. And my old ones are worn out."

"You’re going to be great at track," said Dad. "Just wait till we get home. I’ll show you how to—"

Jazz

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Praise for Track Attack

“Hicks sprints to the finish line with another winner.” —School Library Journal

“Many expressive black-and-white pictures illustrate this solid addition to the Gym Shorts series.” —Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane

  • Betty Hicks is the author of four previous GYM SHORTS books: Basketball Bats, Goof-Off Goalie, Swimming with Sharks, and Scaredy-Cat Catcher. Her previous sports books are Busted! and I Smell Like Ham. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Simon Gane is the illustrator of Track Attack and Doubles Troubles and is a graphic novel artist. He lives in Bath, England.

  • Betty Hicks
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Track Attack

Gym Shorts

by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane

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FROM THE PUBLISHER

Roaring Brook Press

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