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Togo (Paperback)

Author:  Robert J. Blake Illustrator:  Robert J. Blake
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0399233814
ISBN-13: 9780399233814
Sku: 31003627
Publish Date: 10/1/2002
Sales Rank: 78712
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 11.5L x 0.25T
Pages:  48
Age Range:  10 to 13
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Leonhard Seppala shook his head. He carefully watched every new pup, hoping to see that special one--a pup that would grow into the prefect dog to lead his sled racing team. (from the first line)
Although originally not meant to be a sled dog, Togos determined trainer worked with him to harness his energy and make him one of the fastest dogs ever known, so when the diphtheria outbreak occurred in Alaska, it was to Togo they turned to get the serum across the Arctic in time. *Author: Blake, Robert J. *Publication Date: 2002/10/01 *Number of Pages: 32 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 2-3 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 11.50 *Height: 8.50
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Although originally not meant to be a sled dog, Togo's determined trainer worked with him to harness his energy and make him one of the fastest dogs ever known, so when the diphtheria outbreak occurred in Alaska, it was to Togo they turned to get the serum across the Arctic in time.Togo wasn't meant to be a sled dog. He was too feisty and independent to make a good team member, let alone a leader. But Togo is determined, and when his trainer, Leonhard Seppala, gives him a chance, he soon becomes one of the fastest sled dogs in history! His skills are put to the ultimate test, though, when Seppala and his team are called on to make the now-famous run across the frozen Arctic to deliver the serum that will save Alaska from a life-threatening outbreak of diphtheria.

In the style of Akiak, winner of the Irma S. and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, along with five state awards, Robert J. Blake's detailed, carefully researched oil paintings complete the story of the adventure that inspired the internationally famous Iditarod race.
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A biography of Togo, the lead dog of the Alaskan dogsled team which made the historic 1925 journey across Alaska to retrieve medicine during a diphtheria epidemic. The amazing 674 mile journey made by the dogsled team and their human leader, Leonhard Seppala, became the inspiration of the Alaskan Iditarod. Illustrated with oil paintings.

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"Blake's arresting oil paintings add greatly to the well-told tale, capturing the personality of the special dog." 08/15/2002
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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   06
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0048
Product attributePublisher:   Philomel Books
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