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Balto and the Great Raceby Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
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Recounts how the sled dog Balto saved Nome, Alaska, in 1925 from a diphtheria epidemic by delivering medicine through a raging snowstorm. Balto lives a quiet existence as a sled dog--until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in the remote town of Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without an antitoxin serum, they will perish--and the closest supply is 650 miles away! No roads exist in the icy wilderness. The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled. But can the sled dogs deliver the serum in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for life.
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
Table of Contents
Part I: Nome, Alaska — Nome: Crisis! — Nome: Gathering the teams — Bluff, Alaska — Bluff: Bad news — Nome: More bad news — Norton Sound: Seppala and Togo — Bluff, Norton Sound, and Golovin — Bluff, Solomon, and Port Safety — On the trail — Past Port Safety — Nome again — Part II: Around the country — Cleveland, Ohio.
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