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Dog Diaries #4: Togo (Dog Diaries #4)
Small, feisty Siberian husky Togo—the overlooked sled-dog hero of the 1925 serum run to Nome—sets the record straight in Dog Diaries #4! When a diptheria epidemic breaks out in isolated Nome, Alaska, in January 1925, the only way to get life-saving serum to the town is by using dog-sled relay teams. Twenty teams participate, and the dog who inevitably gets credit for savin...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers
(first published December 7th 2013)
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Togo is a sickly pup who is not expected to survive, although sled dog racer Leonhard Seppala thought he had what it took to become a sled dog and didn't give up on him. After a misspent youth that included a very brief stint as a house pet, Togo's energies are harnessed into dog sled racing, and he proves to be a valuable asset to "Sepp". After winning several races, Togo has to be part of a team that takes medicine to Nome, Alaska for a diptheria epidemic. The leader of the team that did the l...more
A sweet kids' book that recounts a key chapter in Alaskan history and also offers a bit of insight into life during Territorial days. Written from the scrappy dog of the title's perspective. Plenty of humor and adventure make this one a good selection for early primary grade readers.