Balto and the Great Race by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
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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


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About Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

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A career children's book author, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel is best known as the author of Harper's Lily B. books. To prepare to write this novel, she consulted with a renowned medium who advised her on what it was like growing up with the ability to see the dead.
 
Published August 31, 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 112 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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paper 0-679-89198-6 This Stepping Stone entry takes on the story of Balto, which, in its facts, is thrilling: a Siberian husky becomes lead dog on his team and tracks through a raging blizzard to bring desperately needed antitoxin serum to Nome in 1925.

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