Only the fittest can survive the extreme cold temperatures and severe winds of Alaska. Frostbite can set in quickly if one is not prepared or properly clothed, and the hardships of the arctic climate can present challenges for even the most skilled outdoorsman. But for one group of volunteers, not even this harsh Alaskan wilderness can stand in the way of helping someone when there is danger.
Mush to Nome is based on a true story and follows these courageous supermen and their Eskimo dogs through this severe climate as they journey to save the lives of their fellow Alaskans. When an epidemic of diphtheria threatens the city of Nome, only the best dogs and dog mushers are chosen to deliver a life-saving serum to stop the threat. This illustrated story adds life and faces to the men and lead dogs who put themselves on the line and into the cold to save the people of Nome. And as a story told for all ages, narrator Charlie—a little lemming who hitches a ride with the dog teams on their way to Nome—chronicles this compelling tale of heroism in the face of adversity.
So join Charlie and famous international mushers like Gunnar Kaasen, Leonhard Seppala, Martin Buser, and Susan Butcher—not to mention lead dogs like Balto and Togo—on this life-saving journey through the Alaskan wilderness. Spanning thousands of miles, it is a trek that would eventually inspire the Alaskan Iditarod Race in 1973.