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The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 3 Book)

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  • Posted May 22, 2010

    NOT a true story

    Balto gets way too much credit, and this book is no exception. It claims to be a true story, but I know a thing or two about sled dogs and the time when diphtheria struck Nome. Here's what really happened:

    A dog named Togo was the real hero. He was the lead dog on the team that had to do twice as much work when the next person in the relay dropped out. He ran a total of 350 miles straight through the storms and across the treacherous ice. Close to where they would trade off the medicine to the final team, Balto's, the who sled team besides Togo and the musher were too tired to work anymore. Their eyelids froze, ice cut their paws, and they were exhausted. But Togo and the musher dropped the dogs off at a nearby home and Togo pulled the sled and the musher helped by going and running with the empty harnesses in his hand. Balto and his team ran the final 53 miles to Nome and got all of the glory, while Togo could never run again afterward. Balto should have some glory, but it is Togo who deserves at least 98 percent of it. Talk about bravery!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2010

    Good for assisted reading

    My grandson loves the story of Balto and he has read the book to me several times already. We discuss the characters and their interaction with each other and he has asked a lot of questions about the issues that brought about the whole story of Balto and Alaska.

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  • Posted February 5, 2009

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    Great True Story

    My 6 year old daughter LOVES this book. We have read it many times and she loves the movie as well. It's a story about a team of sled dogs, lead by Balto that deliver medicine to a snowy town during a storm. It is a very heartwarming and courageous story. Balto saves his girlfriend's owner, a little girl, and the rest of the infected in this town. It is a true story and there is actually a statue of Balto in Central Park which endears my daughter to the story more since we live in NYC. It is suitable for 6 and up, and my daughter who is an excellent reader can read it on her own. However, we prefer reading it together. Wonderful first chapter book for starting readers. Good for a boy or girl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2005

    Fast balto.

    Balto is a brave dog who has to get medicine for sick children. We like this story because dogs are our favorite animals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2001

    The Bravest Dog Ever in that Town

    I liked the story because my favorite part was when Balto saved the town. Then, they made a statue of him in the Central Park.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2000

    The True Story of Balto

    I like the book: The true story of Balto¿ because of the very smart dog Balto. He saved medicine and a dogsled team.

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