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, miles of Alaskan. Click on the document to read Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod. Learn more about Alaska, the Inuit, and the famous Iditarod race!. “It is 1, miles of wind, snow and rugged trail from Anchorage to Nome.” Akiak has competed in the famous Alaskan Iditarod before, but.

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Summary It is Iditarod day. But Akiak’s determination to race results in her making an escape from the care tthe to pursue her team as they attempt to win the race.

Jan 16, Brandy rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In fact, “Day One” of Blake’s Iditarod race tale comes before the author credits, which may cause little ones a bit of confusion.

It’s a captivating story. One or more items could not be added because you are not logged in. To ask other readers questions about Akiakplease sign up. No trivia or quizzes yet. Akiak is a 10 year old dog having her last crack at winning the Iditarod Sled race in Alaska Akiak is also the name of a small town in Alaska. Dogs — Juvenile fiction. Food is even left out for her to eat.

We followed the Iditarod back in March and will do so again iditraod When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod? Akiak has never won the race before. Akiak the sled dog refuses to give up after being injured during the Iditarod sled dog race.


Wonderful book about the Iditarod Race. An older dog in the last year of her prime helps win the Iditarod. May 19, Naomi rated it really liked it.

Akiak and the Iditarod

In frosty clear language, accompanied by his museum-quality oil paintings, Robert Blake, presents a day by day account of Mick’s team, ini We recently aiak “Akiak” to our elementary school library collection, because one of our primary classes was following this year’s Iditarod.

Akiak is a sled dog who is ten years old. The endsheets of this book include the map of the Iditarod Trail, showing both the Southern and Northern routes and naming each checkpoint, most of which are Alaskan twle.

This is a fairly long story for a picture book, so it would be more appropriate for an advanced reader. She has run in several Iditarod races, but has never been part of a winning team. Such a good dog!

This is her last chance. The Musher –the sled driver– must drop her off at the next checkpoint. This is the story of a sled-dog that got dropped but followed it’s master and in the end helped them win.

Sep 15, Sierra Kisiday rated it really liked it Shelves: It is now or never!

Book Review–Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod

Apr 07, Margaret rated it really liked it. Will she be able to help her team win this time?


Feb 09, Meredith rated it it was ok Shelves: You’ll be missing out if you think this story begins after the title page. Themes in this book are perseverance, the outdoors, competition, and animals.

Once the blizzard becomes a whiteout, she is finally thwarted, but only temporarily. This is a hybrid book that highlights a dogs courage, and different facts about the famous Iditarod race.

Newer Post Older Post Home. However, the Iditarod rules do not permit a dropped idiyarod dog to be put back on the harness or to run next to the team. Blake’s majestic snowscapes will lead you through this unforgettable tale of a dog with a hero’s heart, a dog who will not give up. Robert Blake brings to life the excitement and danger associated with this world famous race in this wonderful tale of courage and perseverance.

See all 3 questions about Akiak…. The illustrations provide inspiration for art lesson plans regarding color and technique. Good intro to the Iditarod for kids. This link has information about how the race dogs are identified, a question which may be generated while reading this book.

However, on the fourth day, not even half way into the race, Akiak injures her paw.