Philomel Books, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Togo wasn't meant to be a sled dog. He was too feisty and independent to make a good team member, let alone a leader. But Togo is determined, and when his trainer, Leonhard Seppala, gives him a chance, he soon becomes one of the fastest sled dogs in history! His skills are put to the ultimate test, though, when Seppala and his team are called on to make the now-famous run across the frozen Arctic to deliver the serum that will save Alaska from a life-threatening outbreak of diphtheria.
In the style of Akiak, winner of the Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, along with five state awards, Robert J. Blake's detailed, carefully researched oil paintings complete the story of the adventure that inspired the internationally famous Iditarod race.
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Review: TogoUser Review - Ms Threlkeld - Goodreads
This action-packed and suspenseful book about an Alaskan dogsled team braving terrible weather conditions to bring a serum back to Nome kept me on the edge of my seat. A great book for intermediate grades. Read full review
Review: TogoUser Review - Jim - Goodreads
the dogs are huskies, not sams. beautiful illos. true story about a dog that should be spoken of as highly as Balto. Read full review