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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Only Akiak is determined to race.

Book Review–Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod – Iditarod

A wonderful story about perseverance when it is toughest. This excellent story works on many levels. This is a hybrid book that highlights a dogs courage, and different facts about the famous Iditarod race. When Akaik is forced to sit out of the race because of an injured paw, she escapes the handler that is suppose to take her home and follows the trail until she meets back up with her team 4 days later.

Akiak has never won the race before. When she ingures her foot, her musher drops her from the team to be helicoptered to Anchorage. The checkpoints along the way are informed that Idigarod is loose. Ffom course map, included in the end papers, was a great bonus.

Blake’s thickly brushed oil paintings depict the hardship of the journey, as snow takes on many faces: Blake’s majestic snowscapes will lead you through this unforgettable tale of a dog with frpm hero’s heart, a dog who will not give up. May 06, Liz Todd rated it really liked it Shelves: The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. It’s a book that has many wonderful features.


Akiak and the Iditarod

What a great story about a dog with heart. She is injured on the 4th day, and forced to retire hurt. Here, narrative and artwork pull equal weight to give readers a memorable ride. In frosty clear language, accompanied by his museum-quality oil paintings, Robert Blake, presents a day by day account of Mick’s team, initially led by 10 year-old Akiak, until she “can’t run on that iditafod. This link has information about how the race dogs are identified, a question which may be generated while reading this book.

This is a heartwarming story of a very courageous and spirited dog. Not one to read and re-read. The dog Akiak is a true racer at heart. As a new blogger, I live for the comments because it is the only frpm of knowing whether my content is really connecting with anyone.

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 picture book readers a realistic view of this grueling trail. I think my parents were afraid to come up to our room.


It is x story of Akiak, a 10 year old dog who has raced the day Iditarod many times before as the lead dog. However, the Iditarod rules do not permit a dropped off dog to be put back on the harness or to run next to the team.

Book Review–Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Good intro to the Iditarod idotarod kids. Themes in this book are perseverance, the outdoors, competition, and animals. Lists with This Book.

After that, however, things straighten out, and children are treated to an exciting adventure with a canine protagonist. Donna November 22, at 3: Thank you for using the catalog.

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. Will she be able to help her team win this time? Want to Read saving…. After you read Akiak, feel free to frkm back and let me know your thoughts.

Blake now resides in New Jersey with his wife and son. Nov 01, Patricia rated it it was amazing Shelves: