Miles to the Finish

(Author) (Illustrator)

Product Details

Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
9.5 X 9.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Jamie Harper is the creator of the companion book Miles to Go. She also wrote and illustrated Miss Mingo and the First Day of School, Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill, and Miss Mingo Weathers the Storm, as well as the Baby Bundt books. Jamie Harper lives outside of Boston.


The charm in Harper's Miles books doesn't get old--children using their imaginations, directing their own play, and showing empathy and kindness for all. What could be better?
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Without being heavy-handed, the story shows that winning is not the most important thing. Illustrations are done in block prints and mixed-media collage, using watercolor, ink, and cut paper. They vary from spreads to single pages, with onomatopoeia sprinkled here and there. ... The book is easy enough for beginning readers, has pictures large and clear enough for a small read-aloud session, and could be a good discussion starter.
--School Library Journal

The illustrations are done with block prints and mixed-media collage. Each of the eight racers has a unique and expressive face and body, and their enthusiasm is infectious from start to finish line. Race car lovers will have a ball with this one.
--Booklist Online

The book's brightly colored mixed media art and dialogue-driven story make it perfect for reading aloud, right down to the big "ERRRRRH!" when Miles slams on the brakes. Such drama!
--BookPage Online