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Alaska's Dog Heroes : True Stories of Remarkable Canines
by Shelley Gill and Robin James


Overview - In Alaska, dogs really are a person s best friend. These true canine stories from the last frontier describe remarkable acts of intelligence, stamina, loyalty, and heroism by Balto, Togo, Tekla, Stickeen, and more of Alaska s famous dogs. From traversing mountains in winter with deliveries of life- saving medicine to fighting off bears and finding lost children, each beautifully illustrated and exciting story comes from the pages of Alaska s history."  Read more...

 
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Overview
In Alaska, dogs really are a person s best friend. These true canine stories from the last frontier describe remarkable acts of intelligence, stamina, loyalty, and heroism by Balto, Togo, Tekla, Stickeen, and more of Alaska s famous dogs. From traversing mountains in winter with deliveries of life- saving medicine to fighting off bears and finding lost children, each beautifully illustrated and exciting story comes from the pages of Alaska s history."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570619090
  • ISBN-10: 1570619093
  • Publisher: Little Bigfoot
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Animals - Dogs
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/State & Local

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-12-16
  • Reviewer: Staff

Gill keeps to the Alaskan theme of several of her previous picture books as she tells the stories of 19 dogs with ties to the 49th state. Some are loyal companions and protectors, while others are trained service and rescue dogs; historical events and figures are woven into the short narratives. While exploring Glacier Bay, John Muir and his crew were accompanied by an eager and adventure-loving dog named Stickeen (after the Stickeen tribe); another dog, King David, was named the National Dog Hero of the Year for rescuing a six-year-old who became lost in the snow in 1986. James’s handsome artwork captures the individuality of each dog as Gill describes the animals and their contributions to Alaskan history in crisp, clean prose. Ages 6–9. (Feb.)

 
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