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Cars : engines that move you / Dan Zettwoch.

Zettwoch, Dan, (author,, artist.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library J G 629.222 ZET (Text) 33500013073960 New Checked out 02/04/2020
Warroad Public Library j 629.222 ZET (Text) 35500006185217 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626728226
  • ISBN: 1626728224
  • ISBN: 9781626728219
  • ISBN: 1626728216
  • Physical Description: 121 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 121).
Formatted Contents Note:
Intake : prehistory of cars -- Compression : putting it all together -- Power : explosive growth -- Exhaust : cars and our environment -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
A young reader's introduction to where cars came from and how they work. Presented in comic book format.
"In Dan Zettwoch's Science Comics: Cars, you'll learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline - or electric batteries, or even steam - make a car move? Rev up your motor and take look at the combustible history of the automobile and its explosive effects on our modern lives."--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    Usually paced to highlight visual language, comics are not generally prized as educational texts. More plaudits, then, for First Second's Science Comics series' latest installment, in which they've reimagined the scope of comics again and demonstrated how useful comics can be for teaching scientific concepts. This slim volume about cars is jam-packed with information that is fueled rather than hampered by its visual language. In four sections that cover the invention, design, culture, and impact on the environment of cars, Zettwoch manages to survey essentially every scientific and mechanical development necessary to the creation and evolution of the automobile, from millions of years ago (fire and combustion) to the near future (driverless cars). The winding scenery that gives this journey warmth is historical anecdotes the world's first getaway car?!?) and visual flourishes charting things like aesthetic transformations, land speed records, and weird cars. Illustrating all this data could make for unreadable clutter, but Zettwoch imbues his visually dense pages with personality and flow befitting his subject. Includes glossary, notes and bibliography. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Dan Zettwoch makes slice-of-life comics, goofball illustrations, how-to diagrams, and folksy art in his house in St. Louis, Missouri. His books include Birdseye Bristoe (Drawn & Quarterly), Amazing Facts & Beyond! (Uncivilized Books), and lots of self-published mini-comics. He has finished a series of homemade screen prints about local gross foods, baseball statistics, and, at the request of his son Archie, monster trucks. His first car was a silver 1984 Volvo 740 Turbo. Science Comics: Cars is his first book with First Second.

Subject: Automobiles > Juvenile literature.
Automobiles > History > Juvenile literature.
Automobiles > Comic books, strips, etc. > Juvenile literature.
Automobiles > Cartoons and comics.
Automobiles > History > Cartoons and comics.
Cartoons and comics.
Genre: Educational comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works).
Graphic novels.

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