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A Royal Ride: Catherine the Great's Great Invention

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Join Catherine the Great on a fun-filled ride as she schemes to invent the roller coaster in this inventive, STEM-based nonfiction picture book!

Empress Catherine the Great, Queen of Russia loved her country, especially the snowy winters. Giant ice slides meant daring drops and thrilling rides for all!

But every spring, warm weather melted the snow and the slides.

What could
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Panda Incognito
The concept of Catherine the Great inventing the first roller coaster is such a great one that I wish the illustrations had been more historically accurate and realistic. Plenty of children who read this won't have a mental framework for just how long ago this was, and I wish that the illustrations had helped with that instead of being cartoony and fanciful.
Lisa Swope
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Catherine the Great loves her ice slide! But with the spring thaw she can't use it again until winter. What if she had something that worked year-round? Fun fact: In many languages, "roller coaster" translates to "Russian mountain"!
Susan Waltman
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tells the story of how the first roller coaster was invented.
Jessie Bond
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had no idea Catherine the Great invented the first roller coaster! This reads like a great picture book while being totally factual. Loved it.
Edward Sullivan
How Catherine the Great invented the roller coaster.
Engel Dreizehn
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting narrative on the traits that made Catherine the Great a great women but also her fun little idea that would soon lead to the modern roller-coaster!
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