The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading)
Paperback – October 17, 1989
by Natalie Standiford (Author), Donald Cook (Illustrator)
It is one of the worst storms ever - the snow has not stopped for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team. And he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope. Can Balto find his way through the terrible storm? Find out in this exciting true story!
A compelling account, told in easy-to-read format, of a sled dog who led his team over 53 miles of Alaska wilderness to deliver medicine during an outbreak of diphtheria in 1925.
Chronicles the fascinating true-life adventure of Balto, the dog who traveled more than fifty miles of snow-covered terrain to bring medical relief to the children of Alaska. Simultaneous.
From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-- A compelling account, told in easy-to-read format, of Balto, a sled dog who led his team through snow and ice over 53 miles of northern Alaska wilderness to deliver some medicine. The story is based on an actual event that occurred in 1925 during an outbreak of diptheria, when the closest medicine was 800 miles away in Anchorage. When the train bearing the important cargo became buried in the snow still 700 miles from its destination, a dog sled relay was used. Cook's softly colored illustrations are expressive and enhance the drama of the story--a proud and heroic story that young readers are sure to enjoy. --Sharron McElmeel, Cedar Rapids Community Schools, IA
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"A compelling account, told in easy-to-read format, of a sled dog who led his team over 53 miles of Alaska wilderness to deliver medicine during an outbreak of diphtheria in 1925. Cook's softly colored illustrations enhance the drama of a proud and heroic story that young readers are sure to enjoy."--School Library Journal.
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Age Range: 5 - 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
Lexile Measure: 330L (What's this?)
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Random House (October 17, 1989)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
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