Synopses & Reviews
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 Childrens Book Award for Grades 1-3
Heading bravely into a blizzard, the sled dog Balto saves Nome, Alaska, in 1925 from a diphtheria epidemic by delivering life-saving medicine.
When dozens of children in a remote Alaska contract diphtheria, Balto the Siberian husky leads a dog-sled team hundreds of miles through a blinding snowstorm to find help. Based on a true story. B&W illustrations.