Synopses & Reviews
When Louise Smith started racing cars, most girls weren't even allowed to drive. From her first wild adventure behind the wheel of her daddy's Ford to the dangers and thrills of stock-car tracks across the country, Louise fearlessly paved the way for women in racing and became a NASCAR legend!
It takes a lot of courage to be the first, but when you fearlessly follow your dreams, anything is possible.
"Louise Smith never played by the rules, first getting behind the wheel of a car when she was a free-spirited seven-year-old. Her love for driving doesn't stop there, and when, years later, a race promoter is looking for a girl to drive in a race--as a joke--Louise steps up. She places third and starts regularly competing in races (frequently getting into wrecks), but winning 38 times. Dawson's gorgeous, light-infused acrylics convey Louise's self-assured nature, while race scenes capture the rush of adrenaline in a blur of glinting metal. Rosenstock's upbeat prose finishes on a high note, with aging Louise flying down a country road: 'Yep, the old lady could still drive fast enough to go anywhere she wanted.' This debut for both author and illustrator is a winner. Ages 5 up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
About the Author
Barb Rosenstock lives outside of Chicago, Illinois. This is her first picture book.
Scott Dawson lives in Wichita, Kansas. This is his first picture book.