Speed (Hardcover)

By Nathan Clement

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590789377, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

List Price: 16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Rows of stock cars are lined up on the track. The loudspeakers blare: "Ladies and gentlemen, start—your—engines!" There's a sudden rumble of motors as the cars follow the pace car around the track: one lap, two laps, three. Then the green flag rips across the sky and—vroom!—the race is on! In this action-packed picture book, Nathan Clement puts young fans smack in the middle of a stock-car race with graphic illustrations of cars roaring down the speedway, squealing around curves, and zooming 200 miles per hour to the finish line.

About the Author

Nathan Clement is the writer and illustrator of Job Site and Drive, which Kirkus Reviews hailed in a starred review as the "Great American Truck Book." He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Praise For Speed

". . . Fast and flashy, this racing reverie will appeal to NASCAR fans as well as those who adore all kinds of vehicles."-- Booklist Online

". . . Concise descriptive sentences combine with dramatic digital artwork to trace the action. Clement's lines, curves, and shapes convey motion, speed, and the excitement of the track. . . " --School Library Journal