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From Shelley Gill, one of the ﬁrst women to complete the Iditarod, comes
Alaska Dog Heroes: True Stories of Remarkable Canines
(Sasquatch Books; February 2014).
These true dog stories from the last frontier describe remarkable acts of intelligence, stamina, loyalty, and heroism by Balto, Togo, Tekla, Stickeen, and more of Alaska’s famous dogs. From traversing mountains in winter with deliveries of life-saving medicine to ﬁghting off bears and ﬁnding lost children, each beautifully illustrated and exciting story comes from the pages of Alaska’s history. There’s Buddy, a German Shepherd, who led rescuers to his family’s burning home and King David, a police dog, who sniffed out and uncovered a young boy trapped beneath the snow. These incredible tales illustrate the loyalty and cleverness of man’s best friend. Each dog comes alive in lovingly rendered art by Robin James. Dog lovers, Alaska tourists, fans of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, teachers, and librarians will enjoy these true stories of Alaska’s canine heroes.
True Stories of Remarkable Canines
Shelley GillIllustrated by Robin James