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Time Dogs: Balto and the Race Against Time

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An exciting new illustrated chapter book series for dog-loving readers!

When a pack of senior dogs find themselves transported back in time—and turned into puppies!—they must make their way back home, helping real-life historical dogs along the way.

In this first adventure, meet Baxter, Trevor, Newton, Titch, and Maia—the time dogs!—as they find themselves transported
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ebook, 144 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Becky
First sentence: I was snoozing on the porch when it all started.

Premise/plot: Five dogs (Baxter, Trevor, Newton, Maia, and Twitch) find themselves traveling back in time when they enter a van that is really an invention—a time machine. This one offers several surprises: the senior dogs find themselves to be young puppies again; they find themselves in a once in a lifetime opportunity for adventure. They arrive in Alaska in 1925. An epidemic is in progress and a much needed serum needs to be
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Raven Black
Sweet mix of fact and fiction. Clever story
Barbara
It would seem to be the perfect moment for time-travel books featuring characters who travel back through time into earlier historical periods. In this start to a new series, author Helen Moss joins the ranks of authors such as Candace Fleming and Steve Sheinkin who have their own time-travel series. What makes this title and series unique is that it features five elderly dogs. Four of them have human companions while the last one, Titch, is a stray. The dogs--Baxter, Trevor, Newton, and ...more
Becky B
Five dogs from the Happy Paws Doggy Daycare for Senior Dogs accidentally find themselves transported back in time to 1925 Alaska where they volunteer to help Balto and other sled dogs deliver an important serum to save lives.

An absorbing and well-written time travel book for lower grade readers that feature some lovable canine heroes and heroines. I like the way Moss wrote this so that the dogs don't understand much of the human world. It feels like it could really be from a dog's perspective. I
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Nina
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Time traveling dogs? Yes please! What a clever story that children will definitely want more adventures from!

Baxter, Trevor, Newton, Mai, and Titch, find themselves transported back in time, via a strange bus, to 1925 where they are puppies again! They end up running into Balto (yes the famous Balto!) and join in his adventure to deliver medicine to sick children. An adventurous tale with plenty of action and heart. Each dog has their own personality which makes the story not feel stale or
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Nancy
In this adventure, a pack of senior dogs—Baxter (a yellow lab), Trevor (a Jack Russell), Newton (a border collie), Maia (a papillon), and Titch (a three-legged mutt)—are transported, via a magical van, back to 1925 Alaska. Time-warped back into puppies, they join forces with Balto, a Siberian husky, and his sled-dog team to deliver diphtheria medicine to children in Nome. Young readers will benefit from the black-and white-drawings and beginning-to-read format that supports comprehension. An ...more
Jesse
What a fun adventure! There are dogs (each with their own unique personality), time travel, character development, and they get to meet Balto and save the day! I appreciated that the story moved along quickly without sacrificing understanding (with the exception of a time traveling van, though there are certainly hints sprinkled in there). I'd definitely be interested in reading more in the series, and I think Berry will be, too!
Kathleen Dixon
In the bookshop we'd have this in the 5-9 year-old range; me, I'm in the 50-90 year-old range and love it! We have a group of 4 friends (they're dogs, by the way) who go inside an old van (which had already been most mysterious, changing from a van to a tree and back to the van again), which then whisks them away to 1925 and Alaska.

This is an excellent piece of historical fiction. The dogs have great characteristics and the adventure has lots of excitement in it.
Teresa Edmunds
This series is reminiscent of The Magic Tree House books. My young students enjoyed the story and liked that dogs were the main characters. The plot is not too complicated but that makes it perfect for young readers excited to get into chapter books.
Heidi Rikard
Based on true events of 1925, this dog-sledding adventure will keep kids interested and they won't even realize they are learning about a piece of history!
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