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Akiak - by Robert J Blake (Paperback)

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  • 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 1,151 miles of Alaskan terrain.
  • 5-8 Years
  • 10.32" x 7.8" Paperback
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Animals

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About the Book



Originally published: New York: Philomel Books, 1997.



Book Synopsis



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 1,151 miles of Alaskan terrain. Her musher has no choice but to leave her behind. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak doesn't know the rules, and nothing will stop her from catching up to her team. Akiak has never won the race before. Will she be able to help her team win this time?



Review Quotes




An action-packed tale of daring, determination, and dedication. (School Library Journal)

Young readers will cheer the heroic dog on in this satisfying outdoor adventure. (Kirkus Reviews)



About the Author



Robert J. Blake was born and raised in New Jersey. As a boy he made "tons of drawings" and used up thousands of crayons. He says, "I even did a huge crayon mural on our hallway that was not artistically appreciated by my parents."

Sharing one large room with two older brothers was "total chaos," he recalls. "We had lots of animals - dogs, ducks, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, lizards, turtles, snakes, birds, fish, and even two flying squirrels. And, oh yes, a tarantula. I think my parents were afraid to come up to our room."

Mr. Blake now resides in New Jersey with his wife and son. He works in his studio, a renovated barn on his property. Mr. Blake says, "I would like to paint in every state in the United States and in every country in the world."

"I hope my books lend the reader a feeling, and emotion, a new point of view, a new way to look at something that they might not have experienced otherwise."


Robert J. Blake was born and raised in New Jersey. As a boy he made "tons of drawings" and used up thousands of crayons. He says, "I even did a huge crayon mural on our hallway that was not artistically appreciated by my parents."

Sharing one large room with two older brothers was "total chaos," he recalls. "We had lots of animals - dogs, ducks, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, lizards, turtles, snakes, birds, fish, and even two flying squirrels. And, oh yes, a tarantula. I think my parents were afraid to come up to our room."

Mr. Blake now resides in New Jersey with his wife and son. He works in his studio, a renovated barn on his property. Mr. Blake says, "I would like to paint in every state in the United States and in every country in the world."

"I hope my books lend the reader a feeling, and emotion, a new point of view, a new way to look at something that they might not have experienced otherwise."

Dimensions (Overall): 10.32 Inches (H) x 7.8 Inches (W) x .19 Inches (D)
Weight: .39 Pounds
Suggested Age: 5-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Puffin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Robert J Blake
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2004
TCIN: 12726473
UPC: 9780142401859
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-6293
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.19 inches length x 7.8 inches width x 10.32 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.39 pounds
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