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Big-Enough Anna: The Little Sled Dog Who Braved the Arcticby Pam Flowers
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Anna may be the smallest dog in the litter, but she's surely the most determined. In this incredible true story. Anna joins a dog team for a 2,500-mile expedition across the top of the world.
Anna may be the smallest dog in the litter, but she's surely the most determined. In this incredible true story, Anna joins a dog team for a 2,500-mile expedition across the top of the world. When the lead dog becomes lost, it's up to Anna to take his place. Will she have what it takes to ensure the survival of all? In an exciting climax, she proves the answer is "Yes!" Arctic adventurer Pam Flowers shares Anna's amazing story in classrooms and auditoriums all over the United States and Canada. Children learn that even the smallest, seemingly the most powerless among us, are big enough to try their best. Bill Farnsworth's exquisite illustrations were painted with painstaking accuracy. A one-page epilogue maps the route and includes a photo of the real Anna.
About the Author
Pam Flowers and her team ran the Iditarod, mushed to the Magnetic North Pole, and made a 2,500-mile trans-arctic expedition. Her account of that journey is chronicled in Alone Across the Arctic (page 79).
Alaskan author Ann Dixon has written several children's books, including Blueberry Shoe (page 36) and Winter Is (page 36.) With Pam, she coauthored Alone Across The Arctic.
BILL FARNSWORTH is the illustrator of more than fifty children's books. His work includes images for the Kaya books in the American Girl Series, and he has received numerous awards and honors, including Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, and selection for the Society of Illustrator's Original Art Show. Farnsworth's warmly-lit oil paintings gracefully illuminate the Maine landscape and
Sockalexis's days on the baseball diamond. Farnsworth lives with his family in Venice, Florida.
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