Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books


Fall 2002 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Robert J. Blake
Illustrator: Robert J. Blake
ISBN: 0-399-23381-4
Paperback Price: $16.99
A beautifully told and handsomely illustrated dog story about Togo, a Siberian husky too small to be a sled dog. Sheer pluck and determination enable him to become lead dog on a team charged with bringing a serum to Nome to fight an outbreak of deadly diptheria. Togo survives a harrowing trip across 300 miles of Arctic Iceland to accomplish the task. This tale of canine valor is made memorable, however, by the stunning oil paintings in icy blues and snowflake white that enable the reader/viewer to feel he is right there with Togo and his team. An exciting and rewarding book.
Selma G. Lanes   ©2002 Parents' Choice

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