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

Vermont’s Picture Book Awards: I found this story boring but after reading it to 2nd, 4th and 5th graders found out that they seemed to love it. The dog Akiak is a true racer at heart. She leads the disoriented idiatrod to the correct trail and then jumps on the sled according to the Iditarod rules and they end up victorious. Red CloverIrma Black Award The endsheets of this book include the map of the Iditarod Trail, showing both the Southern and Northern routes and naming each checkpoint, most of which are Alaskan villages.

Anonymous, I’m confident that you will not be disappointed. Nov 05, Rana rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is her last chance. You’ll be missing out if you think this story begins after the title page.

This is a story about a dog sled team and the leader, Akiak, hurts her foot and can no longer lead the team. Dogs who are injured in this race akiaj taken back to the starting point to be treated. The interest froj is gradesits grade level equivalent is 2. This is the sort of story that will immediately involve kids and keep them riveted till the end. The Musher –the sled driver– must drop her off at the next checkpoint. An action-packed tale of daring, determination, and dedication.


Will she be able to help her team win this time? Blake’s thickly brushed oil paintings depict the hardship of the grom, as snow takes on many faces: It kept Aeverie’s attention the whole time while reading it.

Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod

Jan 16, Brandy rated it liked it Shelves: Akiak always finds the safest and fastest way on the course and never gets lost: The dog, however, is determined to stay with his pack and charges forward resulting in a happy ending. It is Iditarod day.

This book has interesting illustrations that appear to be paintings. Mar 31, Kelsey rated it it was amazing.

Themes in this book are perseverance, the outdoors, competition, and animals. It’s a book that has many wonderful features. The illustrations are done very well. Feb 09, Meredith rated it it was ok Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

Book Review–Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod – Iditarod

Sep 15, Sierra Kisiday rated it really liked it Shelves: A wonderful story about perseverance when it is toughest. It gives a message of never giving up.

However, on the fourth day, not even half way into the race, Akiak injures her paw. This is a heartwarming story of a very courageous and spirited dog.

Prior to reading AkiakI knew almost nothing about the Iditarod. Refresh and try again. When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod? It is now or never! An online search of this book will generate many activities and iditrod plans for Akiak A Tale iditarof the Iditarod. Sled dog racing — Juvenile fiction. This is worth reading, even if you’re just looking for a heartwarming dog story!


This is just the beginning of the tale. Take snow hurts her paw on the fourth day out, Mick, her musher, must leave her behind and continue the race without her. Exciting and just something different.

Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod

She is cared for by the race veterinarians, but escapes her ride home on a bush plane in order to catch up with her team. To ask other readers questions about Akiakplease sign up.

Akiak has never won the race before. It literary brought me to tears!

We followed the Iditarod back in March and will do so again in An inspiring story, everyone in the story was cheering for Akiak, andI was cheering for Akiak in the end too. Here, narrative and artwork pull equal weight to give readers a memorable ride. Publisher’s Weekly Review This fictional tale chronicles the day Iditarod run for a veteran lead dog running her final race. Once the blizzard becomes a whiteout, she is finally thwarted, but only temporarily.

In the morning, Akiak is on the move again.