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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Lists with This Book. Dec 13, Terri rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a fairly long story for a picture book, so it atle be more appropriate for an advanced reader.

Refresh and try again. Due to her age –she is 10 years old– this is the last chance for Akiak. At first people try to catch her in the check point towns and then they leave aklak out for her.

Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod

Jun 21, Christina rated it really liked it Shelves: But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak doesn? An inspiring story, everyone in the story was cheering for Akiak, andI was cheering for Akiak in the end too.

The crowd goes wild cheering for Akiak. This is a heartwarming tale about an Alaskan Husky who is the leader of their sleigh team.


An online search of this book will generate many activities and lesson plans for Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod. Library Locations and Hours. This fictional tale chronicles the day Iditarod run for a veteran lead dog running her final race. I don’t know if this was one of my favorite books from childhood, but it’s certainly one of the ones I remember the most.

When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod? As always when reading, find the evidence which supports the answers to these and more questions. She rushes to the front to be placed back in the lead spot on the harness.

This is a book I read with my students. I also learned a little about the Iditarod which I know nothing about.

An action-packed tale of daring, determination, and dedication. Return to Book Page.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A few of the book’s paintings are quite striking, especially the jacket illustration with its close-up view of the proud sled dog Akiak. In frosty clear language, accompanied by his museum-quality oil paintings, Robert Blake, presents a day by day account of Mick’s team, initially led by 10 year-old Akiak, until she “can’t run on that paw. After that, however, things straighten out, and children are treated to an exciting adventure with a canine protagonist.


An idditarod explains something about the race, and the book’s endpapers feature maps of the route. Akiak, a determined and proud dog, refuses to leave and excapes from the handlers and races off to catch up with her team that are ten hours ahead.

When she is injured on the fourth day her musher must send her home.

Book Review–Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod – Iditarod

She burrows herself in the snow to wait for the storm to pass. It instantly became a popular title, and several other classes have thoroughly enjoyed it as a read-aloud. Publisher’s Weekly Review This fictional tale chronicles the day Iditarod run for a veteran lead dog running her final race.

See all 3 questions about Akiak…. Even injured Akiak wanted to do something that he seemed to love and be born for.

I think my parents were afraid to come up to our room. On the fourth tye of the race, Akiak’s paw is bruised by ice and her owner has to remove her from the team.