Sled Dog: Powerful Miracle

by Stephen Person

Part of a Series: Built for Cold: Arctic Animals.

The heartwarming tale of Isobel, a sled dog that became blind but pined to be allowed back in races and still helped win them, opens this lively work. That story is followed by information on the first dogs in the Arctic, the animals’ adaptation to that frigid environment, the dogs’ use in the gold rush and in a 1925 diphtheria outbreak in Alaska, and the Iditarod. The accessible, exciting information in presented in a large-font and is accompanied by numerous large color photos that display the dogs in fevered action during races, and at rest. Sidebars include one on the commands to use with the creatures, which children will enjoy learning. A closing “More Arctic Animals” page and a bibliography that includes the official site of the Iditarod and of a sled-dog kennel will please readers who want extra information.

ISBN: 9781617721342

JLG Release: December 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book





    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8" x 10"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.9, Points: 0.5


    Level: IG920L

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