Balto and the Great Race

Balto and the Great Race


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679891987
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 12/21/1999
Series: Totally True Adventures Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 79,951
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.27(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel lives with her family in Cold Spring, New York. She is the author of Balto and the Great Race, Before Columbus: The Leif Eriksson Expedition, and As Far as the Eye Can Reach.

Nora Köerber is a children’s book illustrator whose credits include Balto and the Great Race and Sacagawea: The Journey to the West. She lives in Pasadena, California, with her illustrator husband, Robert Rodriguez, and her two children. Köerber loves animals and has two cats and one dog.

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