When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod?the famed dogsledding race through 1, miles of Alaskan. Click on the document to read Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod. Learn more about Alaska, the Inuit, and the famous Iditarod race!. “It is 1, miles of wind, snow and rugged trail from Anchorage to Nome.” Akiak has competed in the famous Alaskan Iditarod before, but.

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Akiak : a tale from the Iditarod

Akiak has other plans; she will not allow herself to be taken away from the race. Idiyarod question is, can the team still win? At first people try to catch her in the check point towns and then they leave food out for her. Nov 05, Rana rated it it was amazing Shelves: She is a lead dog, and her place is with the team. Publisher’s Weekly Review This fictional tale chronicles the day Iditarod run for a veteran lead dog running her final race. Day by day, Akiak shortens the distance between herself and her team.

Mushers, checkpoints, GPS Grom, standings, videos and more.

And Blake has made it easy for children to distinguish Akiak from her fellow sled dogs and to grasp both the frozen beauty and the remoteness of the 1,mile Iditarod course across Alaska. May 06, Liz Todd rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 31, Kelsey rated it it was amazing.


This book has interesting illustrations that appear to be paintings. Donna November 22, at 3: Dogs — Juvenile fiction. Fifty-six dog teams will race through 1, miles of rugged Alaskan terrain from Anchorage to Nome.

As a new blogger, I live for the comments because it is the only way of knowing whether my content is really connecting with anyone. Akiak the sled dog refuses to give up after being injured during the Iditarod sled dog race. However, Akiak is such a compelling heroine and the book is so thrilling that the boys and I were eager to learn more.

On the fourth day of the race, Akiak’s paw is bruised by ice and her owner has to remove her from the team. 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: A Tale From the Iditarod

She rushes to the front to be placed back in the lead spot on the harness. This excellent story works on many levels. Didn’t plan to love it, but I do! An inspiring story, everyone in the story Great story about dog courage and perserverance. Sep 29, Janie Johnson rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t know if this was one of my favorite books from childhood, but it’s certainly one of the ones I remember the most. Exciting and just something different.


As spectator At the age of 10, Akiak is an older sled dog. Akiak, a determined and proud dog, refuses to leave and excapes from the handlers and races off to catch up with her team that are ten hours ahead. Sep 15, Sierra Kisiday rated it really liked it Shelves: Even injured Akiak wanted akkiak do something that he seemed to love and be born for.

Sled dog racing — Juvenile fiction. This is a book I read with my students. She loved the Iditarod and often wrote about it in her journal! Alone in the vast snow she follows along familiar trails. Jun 21, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: A Tale from the Iditarod.

Aug 03, Hope Irvin Marston rated it it was amazing. When she ingures her foot, her musher drops her from the team to be helicoptered to Anchorage. I read this book in elementary school.

This is a wonderful story! The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. Dogs who are injured in this race are taken back to the starting ghe to be treated.