When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod?the famed dogsledding race through 1, miles of Alaskan. Click on the document to read Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod. Learn more about Alaska, the Inuit, and the famous Iditarod race!. “It is 1, miles of wind, snow and rugged trail from Anchorage to Nome.” Akiak has competed in the famous Alaskan Iditarod before, but.

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Akiak : a tale from the Iditarod

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Fhe, Akiak sounds like a really interesting book, I will have to get it at my next library visit. I can see “Akiak” becoming an annual tradition, right before the first “mush” of the famous Alaskan sled-dog race. It is suitable for all elementary grades. And Blake has made it easy for children to distinguish Akiak from her fellow sled dogs and to grasp both the frozen beauty and the remoteness of the 1,mile Iditarod course across Alaska. She outmaneuvers the handlers who try to place her into a helicopter and races on the trail to find her team which now has a seven hour lead on her.


Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod

Feb 09, Meredith rated it it was ok Shelves: What a great story about a dog with heart. Mar 17, Shannon rated it did not like it. Mar 31, Kelsey rated it it was amazing.

She is cared for by the race veterinarians, but escapes her ride home on a bush plane in order to aiiak up with her team. Open Preview See a Problem? Dogs — Juvenile fiction. This is worth reading, even if you’re just looking for a heartwarming dog story! Akiak has never won the race before.

This is a fairly long story for a picture book, so it would be more appropriate for an advanced reader. Alaska — Juvenile fiction. This fictional tale chronicles the day Iditarod run for a veteran lead dog running her final race. You’ll be missing out if you think this story begins after the title page.

Here, narrative and artwork pull equal weight to give readers a memorable ride. It instantly became a popular title, and several other classes have thoroughly enjoyed it as a read-aloud.

As lead dog, she has raced the incredible trail before, but never won. In the morning, Akiak is on the move again. Prior to reading AkiakI knew almost nothing about the Iditarod. Even injured Akiak wanted to do something that he seemed to love and be born for. Mushers, checkpoints, GPS Tracker, standings, videos and more. According to PW, “Narrative and artwork pull idiitarod weight to give readers a memorable ride.

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Posted by Donna at 3: Another great story from Blake, with more beautiful illustrations. Does this make me want to name my next dog Akiak? Nothing, not blizzards, not breaking ice, not the people out to catch her, will stop Akiak from catching up to her team.

May 06, Liz Todd rated it really liked it Shelves: Loved the story and the illustrations. idiarod

This is the sort of story that will immediately involve kids and keep them riveted till the end. Sled Dogs Run Book Study: Donna November 22, at 3: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My kindergartner really liked this story and the illustrations really helped hold his attention.