What is it about sled dogs that captures our attention and our hearts so instantly? Is it their instinctive dedication? Is it their joy at being able to do the job no other animal is so well-suited for? Meet Isobel, a Siberian Husky, who was struck blind in her prime and meet the dedicated mushers who travel the arduous, challenging route of the Iditarod with their devoted dog teams. Using photographs of real dogs in action, this carefully crafted high interest low level book is a part of a series called Built for Cold. It includes facts and true stories that will appeal to the most reluctant reader with stories ranging from heroic dogs of the past to the determined heroes of today. The amazing bond between man and dog is celebrated in these short bursts of information paired with well-placed illustrations that intrigue and ease the reader. 32 pages Ages 9-14
Sled Dog: Powerful Miracle
Bearport, January 2011
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