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The Great Divide

The Great Divide

by Dayle Ann Dodds Illustrated by Tracey Mitchell

In this story, eighty people begin to race in the Great Divide, but each new challenge divides the number of racers in half.

"Bang!" goes the gun. The race is on.

Eighty racers explode from the starting gate, determined to win The Great Divide. They surge ahead, rushing toward —OH NO! — the wide hungry mouth of a grand canyon that claims half the racers. And this is only the beginning. More dangers lie ahead, waiting to divide the group once, twice, three times, and more. Will there be anyone left to cross the finish line?

"In this crafty story of a cross-country race, numerical division accounts for the narrowing of the field. . . . All lessons should be this gratifying." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

Ages
6, 8, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades 2 - 3
Grade Level Equivalent
2.0
Lexile Measure
430L
DRA
30
Guided Reading
N
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Number of Pages
32

About the Author and Illustrator

Dayle Ann Dodds
Tracey Mitchell

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