Balto and the Great Race (Totally True Adventures)

Balto and the Great Race (Totally True Adventures)

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by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
     
 

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Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog—until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish—and the closest supply is 650 miles away! The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled, but can the dogs deliver it in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for…  See more details below

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Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog—until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish—and the closest supply is 650 miles away! The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled, but can the dogs deliver it in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for life.

A Kansas City Children’s Book Award for Grades 1–3


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Kimmel presents the legendary story of the part-husky/part-wolf sled dog that braved severe blizzard conditions to take antitoxin serum to a remote Alaskan village in 1925. When the town was stricken by a diphtheria epidemic, Balto overcame unbelievable obstacles to accomplish what other dogs could not. This heroic canine has been immortalized in statue, film, and now in a book that brings his story to life. Kimmel's writing deftly combines geography, sled racing, and historical background with the gripping adventure of Balto's race to save lives. In many ways, the book reads like fast-paced fiction. Koerber's service- able black-and-white illustrations appear throughout and reflect the action. Sure to appeal to beginning chapter-book readers.-Christy Norris Blanchette, Valley Cottage Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307554505
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/02/2009
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
721,537
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Balto and the Great Race 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Balto's owner makes a huge mistake when he leaves one of his best dogs, Balto, behind during the anti toxin run to save millions of Nome citezens from a deadly desiese. Luckily, another musher visits Balto and adds him to his team. When they overcome an accident, Balto's musher decides to give up. However, Balto is determined to finish the race and he can show his musher how to believe. He just knows he can.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love balto i heard it in school
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love him so much,i wached balto3 about100 times!!
David Buchner More than 1 year ago
it's about a brave dog who leads his team though the cold, icey wind of Antartica.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Balto and the Great Race was one of the greatest true story book's I ever have read! It's adventerous and a cliff hanging adventure! The first time I saw it in stores I knew I wanted to get it!I have been a balto fan for years! But if you want a good book to read I would suggest Balto and the Great Race!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HAVEN'T READ THIS BOOK, BUT TOGO IS THE REALL HERO! IF YOU WANT PROFF, READ DOG DIARIES!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chat plz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its awesome, but its not the whole story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The people matched Togos everything to Balto! Balto didn't run the race and he was one of the slowest dogs he didn't go on the serum thingy at alll! Togo was the lead dog he ran race and delivered the Serum! Boooo Balto! Yay Togo!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All dogs are smart and strong.... but if your looking for a hardcore rescue dog/ gaurd dog here are some good ones: labrador, newfoundland, st.bernard, neopolitan masstiff, masstiff, dogo argentino, bulldog, rottweiller, doberman pincher, bouvier de flandres (Boo-vee-ayy-day-flander), staffordshire.... king of guard dogs: rottweiler! King of water rescue: newfoundland! Kings of speed: all breeds exept toy breeds. Kings of strength:dogo argentino,rottweiler, newfoundland, all breeds exept small toy breeds ( like the maltese, chihahuha, teacup yorkie...
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I think that Balto didn't mind the cold.He cared more about loving people and surviving than dying,he was Jesus in a costume.I hope he is up in Heaven hoping that we can be like him,and follow his example forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE BALTO!!!!! I LOVED THE MOVIE AND IVE READ JUST ABOUT ALL THE BOOKS!!!! IM IN 6TH GRADE BUT I READ THIS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND I LOVED IT!!!! GREAT BOOK!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heres all i remember from the library book i got at school:togos kennal mate jusr HAPPEND to be balto and togo was chosen to try and get medicene but failed. Then balto came along and won the race...Sooo yeah balto dos get a little too much credit but hes my favarite dog and you cant stop me from lovig him. Please respond
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Shannon Humphrey More than 1 year ago
horibble is the best word to use.
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