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The bravest dog ever : the true story of Balto / by Natalie Standiford ; illustrated by Donald Cook.

By: Standiford, Natalie.
Contributor(s): Cook, Donald [ill.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Step into readingStep 3 book: Publisher: New York : Random House, 2003Description: [48] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0394896955 (pbk.); 9780394896953 (pbk.); 039499695X (lib. bdg.); 9780394996950 (lib. bdg.); 9780833545367 (lib. bdg.); 0833545361 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Balto (Dog) -- Juvenile literature | Sled dogs -- Alaska -- Nome -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Diphtheria -- Alaska -- Nome -- Prevention -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 636.73 Summary: Recounts the life of Balto, the sled dog who braved a snowstorm to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska, during a 1925 diphtheria epidemic.
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Recounts the life of Balto, the sled dog who braved a snowstorm to deliver medicine to Nome, Alaska, during a 1925 diphtheria epidemic.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Balto, a sled dog, and his team traverse 53 miles of ice and snow in the Alaskan wilderness to deliver medicine in this 48-page beginning reader by Natalie Standiford (Random, 1989). Donald Cook's full-color illustrations are expressive, and John Gabriel's narration is slow enough for students to follow along. Music and sound effects add to the overall appeal of this story that is based on an actual event. One track has page-turn signals. Ideal for classroom listening or independent reading.-Leigh Ann Rumsey, Penn Yan Academy, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Natalie Standiford was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, but now lives in New York City. She plays bass in the rock bands Tiger Beat (featuring fellow YA writers Libba Bray, Dan Ehrenhaft, and Barney Miller) and Ruffian. Find out more at her web site: www.nataliestandiford.com.

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