Recommended Books for Teaching the Iditarod
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by Gary Paulsen
A town boy sent to live on a remote wilderness farm forms a friendship
with an elderly, disfigured man who teaches him many things. This
book is for mature readers.
by Arthur Roth
Based on a true story, a 17-year-old boy manages to survive alone
on an iceberg for two years after his ship sinks.
of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George; illustrated by John Schoenherr
Thirteen-year-old Julie, an Eskimo girl, becomes lost on the tundra
and is protected by a pack of wolves.
by Gary Paulsen
The author's adventures in the wild and the harrowing account
of his first Iditarod dogsled race across Alaska.
Look for These Books in Your Library:
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto
by Natalie Standiford; Illustrated by Donald Cook
The dramatic true story of the sled dog who led his team through
53 miles of snow and ice to deliver medicine during a 1925 diphtheria
by John Reynolds Gardiner
Willy enters a dogsled race in hopes of winning the prize money
to pay taxes owed on his grandfather's farm. But is the family
dog any match for the magnificent team owned by the mysterious
Indian Stone Fox?
Circle of Thanks
by Susi Gregg Fowler; illustrated by Peter Catalanotto
As an Alaskan boy and his mother walk through the slushy tundra, a baby otter pup slides into the icy river. The mother rushes in to rescue her, a selfless act that prompts a chain reaction of rescues from other animals.
By Ted Wood
This photo-essay details the story of a 15-year-old Alaskan boy
as he prepares for and runs the 158-mile course of the Junior