Pop-up Tour de France: The World's Greatest Bike Race (Hardcover)

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The story of one of sport’s most amazing events—the Tour de France—is told in both words and images in this impressively vibrant pop-up history. Invoking the sense of freedom and adventure that cycling brings to people of all ages, this visual chronicle uses eight intricate, colorful 3-D scenes to illustrate the unique traditions, strategies, and heroism of the annual quest for the yellow jersey. Pop-up scenes tracing the development of the bicycle through history, a revolving wheel explaining the roles of various team members and racing officials, and a map of France that tracks the Tour’s progress all encourage readers to embark on a journey of discovery.

Praise For…

"Paintbox Press, a small publisher specializing in pop-ups and other books, is releasing Pop-Up Tour de France this summer, licensed by Amaury Sport Organization and its agent Moda International."  —Publishers Weekly, PW Children's Bookshelf

"Pop-Up Tour de France captures the spirit of the world's most exciting bike race. This pop-up book is a fun introduction to the sport of competitive cycling for fans of all ages."  —Bernard Hinault, 5-time winner of the Tour de France

"I adore this book. The race comes to life before your eyes in a way that I've never seen before with the possible exception of actually being at the race itself."  —Bob Roll, color commentator for the Versus cable network's coverage of the Tour de France

Product Details
ISBN: 9780966943375
Publisher: Paintbox Press, LLC
Publication Date: June 1st, 2009
Pages: 20