Balto And The Great Race
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Random House Childrens Books
Recommended Audience: grades 1-4, people who like fast-paced adventure.
Summary: This novelization is based loosely on the true story of Balto. Balto was living a peaceful life as a sled dog until dozens of children in Nome, Alaska became sick with diptheria. Balto had to race to get the serum to the children before they would get worse or die. It was 650 miles of brutal weather and obstacles.
Reaction: This book makes the reader want to research more about the true story of Balto. Balto was determined and that is a trait everyone should have.