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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Newer Post Older Post Home. Books by Robert J. Prior to reading AkiakI knew almost nothing about the Iditarod. Here are three details to look for—what is the gender of the dog and of the musher, and do the musher illustrations bear similarities to actual mushers? Excellent “bleed off the page” artwork gives crom book readers a realistic view of this grueling trail. Mushers, checkpoints, GPS Tracker, standings, videos and more.

Mar 17, Shannon rated it did not like it. It kept Aeverie’s attention the whole time while reading it. 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.


Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod

Sep 17, Ms Threlkeld rated it liked it Shelves: Robert Blake brings to life the excitement and danger associated with this world famous race in this wonderful tale of courage and perseverance. Good intro to the Iditarod for kids. Two others teachers wanted to use this book to read in conjunction with The Call of the Wild when they heard me talking about it.

Finally, on day ten she meets up with her team. The dog Akiak is a true racer at heart.

Anonymous November 22, at 2: Blake’s thickly brushed oil paintings depict the hardship of the journey, as snow takes on many faces: Summary It is Iditarod day. He works in his studio, a renovated barn on his property.

idirarod Nov 05, Rana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Blake did an excellent job when he wrote Akiak: Nothing, not blizzards, not breaking ice, not the people out to catch her, will stop Akiak from catching up to her team. She gets away and runs the race herself until she catches up with her team a couple days later.

Alaska — Juvenile fiction.

Only Akiak is determined to race. Dogs who are injured in this race are taken back to the starting point to be treated.

Red CloverIrma Black Award Great story about dog courage and perserverance. I don’t know if this was one of my favorite books froom childhood, but it’s certainly one of the ones I remember the most. Open Preview See a Problem?


Akiak : a tale from the Iditarod

Not one to read and re-read. Iditarod Race — Juvenile fiction. The dog becomes slightly injured and is left behind to be taken to a warm safe place until the Iditarod Trail is akuak.

It is the story of Akiak, a 10 year old dog who has raced the day Iditarod many times before as the lead dog. Another great story from Blake, with more beautiful illustrations.

Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod by Robert J. Blake

This is a hybrid book that highlights a dogs courage, and different facts about the famous Idtarod race. Akiak, a determined and proud dog, refuses to leave and excapes from the handlers and races off to catch up with her team that are ten hours ahead.

Feb 09, Meredith rated it it was ok Shelves: However, on the fourth day, not even half way into the race, Akiak injures her paw.