Monday, June 9, 2008

The Mystery on Alaska’s Iditarod Trail by Carole Marsh

Reviewed by Mrs. Russell at Shatekon
Brother and sister, Grant and Christina, accompany their grandparents, Mimi and Papa on a trip to Alaska. Mimi is researching for her next mystery book about the famous dog sled race from Seward to Nome.

As they begin their journey strange things begin to happen like missing dogs, poisoning of animals and other problems. Grant and Christina also learn about the challenges the dogs and sledders face each day during this difficult race. The author does a great job of including interesting facts, map and a glossary about this experience.

If you want to learn about Alaska and this famous Iditarod race, this is the book for you! I think I’d like to try other mysteries in this series and learn about places I’ve never visited like “The Mystery of the Alamo Ghost”. I think that one will be in Texas!


justin p teasgo said...

I would really like to learn more about the Iditarod!Is there more books about the Iditarod?

Ms. Pierce said...

Hi Justin!
There are a lot of great books about the Iditarod, here are some you might like:
Susan Butcher and the Iditarod Trail by Ellen M. Dolan - this one is about the first women to ever win the Iditarod, I bet you can't guess how many times she won!

Woodsong by Gary Paulsen

Mush!: Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race by Patricia Seibert

Akiak: a Tale from the Iditarod by Robert J. Blake - Akiak is a 10 year old sled dog running in her last race. On the fourth day of the Iditarod she injures her paw an is set home, but she escapes and set out across Alaska to catch up with her team. Will she find them?

Stop by Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and see what else you can find.

Ricky G Tesago said...

I think it has a cool cover

Gabbie G Tesago said...

I loved it.

Tess S. said...

those books thay ms.Peirce suggested sound realy good. I hope i can check it out of the Public Library. :)

Paris S. from Tesago said...

I really hope I can check this book out of the library