Mush!

Mush!

Sled Dogs of the Iditarod

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Baker & Taylor
"From one of the coldest regions on earth come the mighty sled dogs of the Iditarod. With long hours, freezing temperatures, and treacherous climbs, discover how the mushers and their amazing dogs manage to complete (and win) this grueling race across Alaska"--P. [4] of cover.

Scholastic
Sled dogs are a very popular topic among children, and in Spring 2013 the Iditarod will be celebrating its 40th anniversary!

The Iditarod has been called the "Last Great Race on Earth." Spanning over 1,150 miles of the roughest terrain in the world, this race crosses jagged mountain ranges, frozen rivers, forest, tundra, and miles of windswept coast. Add to that the below-zero temperatures, winds that cause complete loss of visibility, long hours of darkness, treacherous climbs, and you know this nickname is no joke.
A race this rugged would not even be possible for the human competitors (or "mushers") without their sled dogs! With between 12 to 15 per team and over 50 teams competing, there are nearly 750 dogs that compete in this race every year. Doggy-lovers and children everywhere will love to learn about these dogs and just how exactly they manage to compete in this grueling race. MUSH! will teach young readers about the Iditarod, the mushers, and the dogs whose history dates back to the famous Balto. Full-color photos will be used throughout to complement the informative text.


Baker
& Taylor

A 40th anniversary tribute to the "Last Great Race on Earth" describes the brutal natural elements that challenge competitors, profiling the intrepid dogs whose history dates back to the famous Balto while sharing historical facts and offering insight into how Iditarod dogs are trained to work as a team. Original.
Introduces the Iditarod sled dog race, describing the brutal elements that challenge competitors, profiling the dogs whose history dates back to the famous Balto, and offering insight into how Iditarod dogs are trained to work as a team.

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks, 2013
ISBN: 9780545494786
0545494788
Branch Call Number: J 636.7 FUNK

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