Balto and the Great Race [NOOK Book]

Overview

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.

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Overview

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.

Recounts how the sled dog Balto saved Nome, Alaska, in 1925 from a diphtheria epidemic by delivering medicine through a raging snowstorm.

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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.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307554505
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/2/2009
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 87,925
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Part I
1. Nome, Alaska 4
2. Nome: Crisis! 9
3. Nome: Gathering the Teams 17
4. Bluff, Alaska 27
5. Bluff: Bad News 38
6. Nome: More Bad News 41
7. Norton Sound: Seppala and Togo 47
8. Bluff, Norton Sound, and Golovin 51
9. Bluff, Solomon, and Port Safety 56
10. On the Trail 63
11. Past Port Safety 70
12. Nome Again 81
Part II
13. Around the Country 86
14. Cleveland, Ohio 92
Afterword 96
Author's Note 98
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2011

    Balto's Story To The New Generation

    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.....

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Anonymous

    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!!!!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2011

    great book

    it's about a brave dog who leads his team though the cold, icey wind of Antartica.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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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!

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2001

    Balto is GREAT!

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Hi

    Chat plz

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Oooo

    Ooooo¿:(

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Love it

    Its a sick book i love the movie

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    VA Vanessa Torres

    I love balto i heard it in school

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    I LOVE BALTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love him so much,i wached balto3 about100 times!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Ti

    I lo

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    don,'t buy

    horibble is the best word to use.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

    cant open the purchased book

    very disappointing

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2014

    Awesome

    Its awesome, but its not the whole story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    TOGO IS THE REALLY HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I HAVEN'T READ THIS BOOK, BUT TOGO IS THE REALL HERO! IF YOU WANT PROFF, READ DOG DIARIES!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    TOGO ACTULLEY DID IT!!!!!

    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

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Dogs

    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...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Gghhhhj

    Rrehh yudud dude ffs ydud yd d cff if iyou isnt a person.(:that means you know not to lick poop(:ppl.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Dingo ate my bye bye

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    HOW BRAVE!!!

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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