Track Attack

Gym Shorts

by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane

Roaring Brook Press

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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.

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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.

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Track Attack
by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Simon Gane

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
July 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596434882
ISBN10: 1596434880
Chapter Book
5 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches, 64 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5 Information for Librarians

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F&P Level A-Z: N

$15.99

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Roaring Brook Press
5/13/2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466871489
ISBN10: 1466871482
Chapter Book64 pages, Black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 7 to 10
Grade Range: 2 to 5
$7.99
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