Akiak: A Tale From The Iditarod

Paperback | October 21, 2004

byRobert J. BlakeIllustratorRobert J. Blake

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When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod?the famed dogsledding race through 1,151 miles of Alaskan terrain. Her musher has no choice but to leave her behind. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak doesn?t know the rules, and nothing will stop her from catching up to her team. Akiak has never won the race before. Will she be able to help her team win this time?

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When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod?the famed dogsledding race through 1,151 miles of Alaskan terrain. Her musher has no choice but to leave her behind. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak doesn?t kno...

Robert J. Blake was born and raised in New Jersey. As a boy he made "tons of drawings" and used up thousands of crayons. He says, "I even did a huge crayon mural on our hallway that was not artistically appreciated by my parents."Sharing one large room with two older brothers was "total chaos," he recalls. "We had lots of animals - dog...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 10.75 × 8.62 × 0.21 inPublished:October 21, 2004Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142401854

ISBN - 13:9780142401859

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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An action-packed tale of daring, determination, and dedication. (School Library Journal)

Young readers will cheer the heroic dog on in this satisfying outdoor adventure. (Kirkus Reviews)