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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Eventually, many people are so impressed by her tenacity, that they begin rooting for Akiak to catch up to her team. As spectators realize what is happening, they begin to cheer her on.

Book Review–Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod

See all 3 questions about Akiak…. Robert Frrom brings to life the excitement and danger associated with this world famous race in this wonderful tale of courage and perseverance. Dec 10, Kaelin Miller rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a great book for leading into discussion about determination or age or even circular writing, as the author uses both the same first and last sentence. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Great story about dog courage and perserverance. Library Locations and Hours.

It’s a great book for students who like dogs, or are interested in sled-dog racing. It was an interesting story about a sled dog. My Grandson Aeverie and I read this book together. I also frkm about the Iditarod! 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.


As a new blogger, I live for the comments because it is the only way of knowing whether my content is really connecting with anyone. This fictional tale chronicles the day Iditarod run for a veteran lead dog running her final race. However, Akiak is such a compelling heroine and the book is so thrilling that the boys and I were eager to learn more. She loved the Iditarod and often wrote about it in her journal! Once Akiak has them back on the right path, she hops into the sled with the Musher as the rules permit and they charge toward the finish line in first place.

It is Iditarod day. She is a lead dog, and her place is with the team. In this “incredible journey,” students get a taste of the Alaskan’s passion for this unique sport, learning about the hardships and rules of the race along the way.

Nov 05, Rana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 07, Margaret rated it really liked it.

Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod

Anonymous, I’m confident that you will not be disappointed. Final page explains some of the Iditarod rules that are a part of the story. This book can be enjoyed by children who love dogs, and boys might like the non-fiction part of the story. She has run in several Iditarod races, but has never been part of a winning team.


Akiak : a tale from the Iditarod

Paperback40 pages. Themes in this book are perseverance, the outdoors, competition, and animals. Jun 21, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: Akiak is trying to alert her team that that they are making a wrong turn. I also learned a little about the Iditarod which I know nothing about. Books by Robert J. As Akiak races with her team, and then runs to catch up with it, the villages are named, making the book a good way to familiarize students with the race route.

Wonderful book about the Iditarod Race.

An inspiring story, aa in the story Great story about dog courage and perserverance. This is her last chance. If you love dogs you will love this story.

Blake’s thickly brushed oil paintings depict the hardship of the journey, as snow takes on many faces: We followed the Iditarod back in March and will do so again in