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Published June 28th 2020
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Bonnye Reed
Three Against the North takes place during the depression years of the 1930s. Penny is a youngster of about 12 who travels alone from Seattle to Juneau, Alaska by ship to stay for a while with her uncle as her dad will be having to go to eastern Washington to work. Penny hates the idea of leaving her precious dog Griffin with a neighbor, but there is no place for him with her father nor can she take him to Alaska, but she will really miss him.

But Uncle Brighton isn't there to meet the boat in J
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Susan
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Penny Brighton is twelve year old traveling by ship to Juneau, Alaska to meet her uncle for the first time. Penny was sent to her uncle to stay with while her father goes to work at the new dam being built. When Penny goes to shore, she finds that her uncle isn’t there. Where is he? As she looks around the dock, a man asks her if she needs help. When replying that her uncle hasn’t come, he suggests going to a boarding house to ask the owner about her uncle. He tells her to follow Pasty Ann, the ...more
Shirley McAllister
We All Need Help from Time to Time

It's depression time in Seattle. Work being hard to find Penny's father decides to go to work on the Grand Coulee Dam. He sends twelve year old Penny to Juneau Alaska to stay with her uncle. Unbeknownst to him the uncle has left Juneau to work in Skagway. Penny must figure out what to do in her father absence until she can contact him.

This book is about two twelve year old girls. Penny has her father but has lost her mother, Bitsy has lost her father but has her
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Amanda B.V.
Oct 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.**

When I saw the cover for this book, I knew I had to read it. I love reading books set in the winter time; 'The Call of the Wild' being one of my favorite's from when I was younger. Also, the canadian in me truly appreciates it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and managed to read this within less than 2 hours! The characters were cute and charming but the author still managed to show t
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Paula
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Three against the North is the first book I have read written by Dianna Dorisi Winget. It stated that it was a middle grades book but could be read by a young reader. It is exciting story of adventure one smart loyal dog and two friend in Juneau, Alaska during the 1930’s. One wants to prove herself while the other wants to escape terrible medical treatments that are not helping. Penny and Bitty are wonderful characters with a great friendship but it is Patsy-Ann who is the heroine of this story. ...more
Cricket Muse
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s 1939 and young Penny is sent to Juneau, Alaska to stay with her uncle while her father works on the Grand Coulee Dam. Looking forward to her adventure and the ability to prove she can take care of herself takes on daunting proportions when she arrives and there is no uncle to meet her. Penny finds herself alone in the cold Alaskan north.
Dianna Winget, like her other stories, knows how to create an engaging plot filled with likable and genuine characters. She based this book on the true stor
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Anneke
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Book Review: Three Against the North
Author: Dianna Dorisi Winget
Publisher: BooksGoSocial
Publication Date: June 28, 2020
Review Date: September 13, 2020

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

From the blurb:
“From award winning author Dianna Dorisi Winget comes this exciting and suspenseful survival story based on the life of Alaska's famous bull terrier, Patsy Ann. Three against the North is sure to be a hit with dog lovers of all ages.

Twelve year old
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Anna Fox
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice story. I didn't realize that there had been an actual dog that meet the ships in Juneau. . If you like stories about dogs this one is for you

Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Heather Bennett
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun and action packed story, great to kids and interesting for adults to. I couldn't put it down and finished it in one night!! ...more
Mary Farrell
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
This is a darling middle grade story. Three Against the North by Dianna Winget is an engaging story of courage, friendship and the magic of a dog. Penny and her friend Bitty share secrets, their affection for dogs and extraordinary challenges, which they surmount by sticking together and supporting one another. Young readers will enjoy this visit to 1930's Alaska and root for Penny as she strives to fit into the given perimeters for girls of the time and still be true to her curiosity and capabl ...more
Amy
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was ok
The title doesn't really fit the story. A sweet story for a young child to read though - my rating really only reflects my hopes and expectations, I should have researched a bit more. ...more
Dianna Winget
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This is my book. My first experience with historical fiction, loosely based on the life of Alaska’s extraordinary bull terrier, Patsy Ann. I hope you enjoy it!
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