Cover image for Togo / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell.
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Togo / by Kate Klimo ; illustrated by Tim Jessell.
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ISBN:
9780385373357

9780385373364
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, 2014.
Physical Description:
163 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm
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Abstract:
"Sled dog Togo--the true hero of the 1925 Serum Run--narrates the story of his life working with musher Leonard Seppala"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

"Small, feisty Siberian husky Togo the overlooked sled-dog hero of the 1925 serum run to Nome sets the record straight in Dog Diaries #4! When a diptheria epidemic breaks out in isolated Nome, Alaska, in January 1925, the only way to get life-saving serum to the town is by using dog-sled relay teams. Twenty teams participate, and the dog who inevitably gets credit for saving the town is Balto, lead dog on the final team which delivered the serum. But few people have ever heard of 12-year-old Togo and his musher Leonard Seppala, who carried the serum for almost double the length of any other team, and twice violated warnings to avoid perilous Norton Sound and instead ran straight over the frozen ice! With realistic black-and-white illustrations by Tim Jessell plus an appendix with information about Siberian huskies, sled dogs, mushers, and more Togo's tale is perfect for middle-grade readers who love a spunky underdog!"


Author Notes

"KATE KLIMO is the author of many books for young readers, including the Dog Diaries series books Ginger, Buddy, and Barry. TIM JESSELL is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous children's books. He is the illustrator of all the books in the Dog Diaries series."


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Horn Book Review

Siberian husky and sled dog Togo narrates this fourth installment. Musher Sepp and exuberant Togo lead the team in the 1925 Nome Serum Run, saving Alaskan children in a remote village who have diphtheria. Based on a true story, this is an intimate portrait of the breed's lively and devoted personality. Black-and-white illustrations, additional breed information, and some archival photos are included. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.