The Racecar Alphabet

The Racecar Alphabet Cover

The Racecar Alphabet

By Brian Floca

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689850912, 40pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003


A is for Automobiles, machines on wheels.

B is for Belts turning, fuel burning, the buzz and bark of engines.

C is for Curves and crowds and cars, of course --

A century of racecars, from bare beginnings to present-day marvels, from stock cars to Formula 1, from Ford to Ferrari, caught in crackling action, in fan-friendly pictures, and in words that bounce and jounce for the fun of it.

About the Author
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of "Locomotive", winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal; "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11", a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; "Lightship", also a Sibert Honor Book; and "Racecar Alphabet", an ALA Notable Children s Book. He has illustrated Avi s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan s "Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring", a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at