- 4RV Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
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Dogsled Dreams based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
This debut novel by Terry Lynn Johnson is about a girl who dreams of racing her dogs in the frozen north. This middle grade novel is fast-paced, stuffed full of doggy goodness and racing lingo, and charmed the anorak off me from the very first page. Johnson has created a story that will appeal equally to 7-year-old boys who love puppies and 12-year-old girls who dream of being on American Idol. That is quite a feat, and mark me impressed. Rebecca lives with her dad and step-mom, raising their Alaskan Huskies. She dreams of being a champion musher and doesn't shy away from the hard, cold work of caring for the dogs she loves. But will her dad ever let her run her own team? Or even race? One doggy adventure after another pulls Rebecca and her team toward the fame she imagines in her hilarious daydreams of success. And throughout, Rebecca's love for her dogs shines as bright as the northern snow. The book has beautiful descriptions of the dogs and their snowy world. There's even a glossary in the back with all the dog mushing terms, and a teacher's guide on Johnson's website. But I'm sure this would be a challenging read for young advanced readers, and a simply delightful story for the older ones. Except for the occasional porcupine quill encounters, there's no violence to speak of in this lovely book. I highly recommend Dogsled Dreams for advanced readers as young as five.
I am 40, and loved this book as much as any young reader would!!! Terry Johnson has proved herself to be a debut writer worth keeping your eye on! Dogsled Dreams made me laugh, cry, and I was captivated from page one. Don't just save this book for your kids to read, be sure to enjoy it too!
This book is totally captivating. I was unable to put it down, as were my friends. It is exciting, funny and adventurous. All ages would thoroughly enjoy it. A must read.
My son said it was his favorite he has ever read
I enjoyed this book and i hope others do as well. I could hardly put the book down.
Very good book, it held my interest all the way though. Very interesting subject.