Determination Discernment Talk about how Akiak showed each of the character traits in the story. Let students share their thoughts and ideas. Next, put students into groups of Give each group three pieces of writing paper. Instruct each student to select three of the character traits written on the board. Once all three papers are complete all three sentences written , have each group put them together to form a small book.

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Nikozahn 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. I read this book in elementary school. When she is injured on the fourth day her musher must send her home. Paperback40 pages. This book has interesting illustrations that appear to be paintings. Anonymous November 22, at 2: It is suitable for all elementary grades. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Sep 23, Savanna rated it it was amazing. What a great story about a dog with heart. May 29, Volkert rated it it was amazing Shelves: On day 10, the last day of the race, she actually catches them. The dog Akiak is a true racer at heart. And, oh yes, a tarantula. Library Locations and Hours. This book can be enjoyed by children who love dogs, and boys might like the non-fiction part of the story. I was a Reading instructor last year to a girl in third grade and I contacted her and told her about this book.

This is likely her last Iditarod race. Make this your default list. Akiak, a determined and proud dog, refuses to leave and excapes from the tge and races off to catch up with her team that are ten hours ahead.

She gets away and runs the race herself until she catches up with her team a couple days later. At the age of 10, Akiak is an older sled dog. As a new blogger, I live for the comments because it is the iditxrod way of knowing whether my content is really connecting with anyone. Mushers, checkpoints, GPS Tracker, standings, videos and more. Wonderful book about the Iditarod Race. This is the sort of story that will immediately involve kids and keep them riveted till the end.

My Grandson Aeverie and I read this book together. Here, narrative and artwork pull equal weight to give readers a memorable ride. Thank you fale using the catalog.

Blake Apr 07, Margaret rated it really liked it. Akiak is trying to alert her team that that they are making frlm wrong turn. Blake now resides in New Jersey with his wife and son. But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak doesn? Sep 29, Janie Johnson rated it really liked it Shelves: Such a good dog! Related Posts


Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod

Akiak ACK-ee-ack is a lead sled dog who hurts a paw during the Iditarod, causing her musher to drop her from the team at one of the race checkpoints. 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. This is just the beginning of the tale. The interest level is grades , its grade level equivalent is 2. 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? If so, who? As always when reading, find the evidence which supports the answers to these and more questions.


Book Review–Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod


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