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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Her musher has no choice but to leave her behind.

Will she finally achieve her dream? This link has information about how the race dogs are identified, a question which may be generated while reading this book. Blake now resides in New Jersey with his wife and son.

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Akiak knows these miles well. However, Akiak is such a compelling heroine and the book is so amiak that the boys and I were eager to learn more. Make this your default list. May 06, Liz Todd rated it really liked it Shelves: As a new blogger, I diitarod for the comments because it is the only way of knowing whether my content is really connecting with anyone.

Great story about dog courage and perserverance. Exciting and just something different. It is suitable for all elementary grades. Not one to read and re-read. On day 10, the last day of the race, she actually catches them. In frosty th language, accompanied by his museum-quality oil paintings, Robert Blake, presents a day by day account of Mick’s team, ini We recently added “Akiak” to our elementary school library collection, because one of our primary classes was following this year’s Iditarod.


Sled dog racing — Juvenile fiction. As lead dog, she has raced the incredible trail before, but never won.

Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod

Then, when the class follows the actual race, they can relate their background knowledge to the race. Even injured Akiak wanted to do something that he seemed to love and be born for. The crowd goes wild cheering for Akiak.

Alaska — Juvenile fiction. A wonderful story about perseverance when it is toughest. An inspiring story, everyone in the story was cheering for Akiak, andI was cheering for Akiak in the end too.

As a boy he made “tons of drawings” and used up thousands ajiak crayons.

If you love dogs you will love this story. It’s a book that has many wonderful features. And Blake has made it iditarkd 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.

The Musher –the sled driver– must drop her off at the next checkpoint.

Excellent Kids’ Books: Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod by Robert J. Blake

Blake’s thickly brushed oil paintings depict the hardship of the journey, as snow takes on many faces: To ask other readers questions about Akiakplease sign up. Vermont’s Picture Book Awards: 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.

At first people try to catch her in This is a wonderful story! I was astonished by this book.


Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod

The question is, can the team still win? I read this book in elementary school. I also learned a little about the Iditarod which I know nothing about.

This is a book I read with my students. The checkpoints along the way are informed that Akiak is loose. An older dog in the last year of her prime helps win the Iditarod.

I don’t know if this was one of my favorite books from childhood, but it’s certainly one of the ones I remember the most. Day by day, Akiak shortens the distance between herself and her team. As spectators realize what is happening, they begin to cheer her on.

Akiak and the Iditarod

Dogs who are injured in this race are taken back to the starting point to be treated. It literary brought me to tears! This is a heartwarming tale about an Alaskan Husky who is the leader of their sleigh team. Loved iditxrod story and the illustrations. Publisher’s Weekly Review This fictional tale chronicles the day Iditarod run for a veteran lead dog running her final race.

Akiak has never won the race before. Blake’s majestic snowscapes will lead you through this unforgettable tale of a dog with a hero’s heart, a dog who will not give up.

The dog, however, is determined to stay with his pack and charges forward resulting in a happy ending. What a great story about a dog with heart. This story is about the lead dog of a sledding team for the Iditarod named Akiak.

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