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      The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World

      by Nancy Roe Pimm

      May 2016

      Nonfiction Middle

      $12.00  $7.50  Member Price
      Out of stock
      1964: Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock had immediate trouble when she began her historic flight. Her plane’s long-distance radio was broken, the compass wasn’t true, and the brakes didn’t work! Time line. List of Jerrie Mock’s achievements and awards. Glossary. Notes on sources. Bibliography. Black-and-white photographs, reproductions of correspondence and artifacts, and maps.

      The Daytona 500: The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race

      by Nancy Roe Pimm

      Jun 2011

      Sports Middle

      Out of stock
      Here is an in-depth look at the 500-mile-race driver John Andretti describes as a “bumper-to-bumper 200-mile-per-hour chess match of guts and will.” Glossary. Source notes. Further reading. Web sites. Index. Black-and-white and full-color photographs.

      Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla

      by Nancy Roe Pimm

      Apr 2011

      Nonfiction Elementary

      Out of stock
      The Columbus Zoo’s Colo is fifty-four. She is the oldest living gorilla in a zoo—and the first gorilla born in one! She is also stubborn, sassy, and beloved. Colo’s family tree. Colo’s family scrapbook. End notes. Recommended reading. Bibliography. Color and black-and-white photographs.

      The Heart of the Beast: Eight Great Gorilla Stories

      by Nancy Roe Pimm

      Mar 2007

      Intermediate Readers+

      Out of stock
      What goes on in the heart of the beast? Gorillas have long been misunderstood as ferocious, unfeeling animals, but we now know them to possess a wide range of emotions: grief, love, fear, anger, sadness. Meet eight gorillas, from sign language-using Koko to Snowflake, the only albino gorilla ever seen, who demonstrate just how much we humans have in common with our primate cousins. Black-and-white photography. Time line. Bibliography. Index.

      Indy 500: The Inside Track

      by Nancy Roe Pimm

      Oct 2004

      Sports Elementary

      Out of stock
      The first Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway took place on Memorial Day in 1911. The cars circled the track at an average speed of 74 miles per hour, and the race took nearly 7 hours to complete. Innovations in aerodynamics, building materials, tires, and engines allow today's drivers to reach speeds of 240 miles per hour, fast enough to cover an entire football field in less than a second. Full-color photos.
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