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Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod
By Robert J. Blake (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Philomel Books
Publication date September 1, 1997
Binding School and Library
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780399227981
ISBN-10 0399227989
Dimensions 0.50 by 9.25 by 11.25 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.99
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
Akiak is the lead dog for her team and has been so for the past seven years, so when she is removed from her team because of a frozen paw and left behind, she is determined to catch up with them and regain her lead position, despite the rules of the Iditarod. Jr Lib Guild.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
It is Iditarod day. Fifty-six dog teams will race through 1,151 miles of rugged Alaskan terrain from Anchorage to Nome. Akiak knows these miles well. As lead dog, she has raced the incredible trail before, but never won. She is ten years old: if she is going to win, it must be now.

When snow hurts her paw on the fourth day out, Mick, her musher, must leave her behind and continue the race without her. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. But Akiak doesn't know about rules. She is a lead dog, and her place is with the team. Nothing, not blizzards, not breaking ice, not the people out to catch her, will stop Akiak from catching up to her team. The question is, can the team still win?

Robert J. Blake's majestic snowscapes will lead you through this unforgettable tale of a dog with a hero's heart, a dog who will not give up. Akiak will leave you cheering.


Editions
Paperback
Reprint edition from Puffin (October 21, 2004)
9780142401859 | details & prices | 40 pages | 8.50 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.35 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Akiak the sled dog refuses to give up after being injured during the Iditarod sled dog race.
School and Library
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from Philomel Books (September 1, 1997)
9780399227981 | details & prices | 9.25 × 11.25 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.95 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Akiak the sled dog refuses to give up after being injured during the Iditarod sled dog race
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417704927
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 2004)
9781417704927 | details & prices | 8.50 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 2-3 | 0.85 lbs | List price $17.20
About: Akiak the sled dog refuses to give up after being injured during the Iditarod sled dog race.

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