Kiana's Iditarod (PAWS IV) (Paperback)
Kiana is no ordinary dog. Born and bred to race, she leads her team of huskies on a journey unlike any other. The Iditarod - known traditionally as Alaska's 'Last Great Race' - spans 1,049 icy miles from Anchorage to Nome. From the treacherous terrain to the bitter, blowing winds, the trail is full of obstacles Kiana and her team must overcome in order to reach the finish line. Along the way, they encounter packs of wild wolves, a mighty moose, and other dog-sled teams fighting for first place. Can Kiana summon the strength of her team and lead them to victory? Author Shelley Gill brings her firsthand experience as the fifth woman to complete the Iditarod race to this crackling adventure story, while Shannon Cartwright's vibrant color illustrations bring Kiana and her team's extraordinary efforts to life for young readers.
About the Author
Reporter, wrangler, Iditarod musher Shelley Gill strives to write books kids can relate to and have them say, "This is my favorite book!" Gill lives in Homer, Alaska - a small fishing town on the tip of the Kenai Peninsula with her daughter Kye and her animals.
Shannon Cartwright, a native of Michigan says, "Finding Alaska was the best thing that ever happened to me, this is my home." Shannon lives 25 miles off the road in the Talkeetna Mountains. When not doing her artwork, she spends her time traveling through the mountains with her ponies and her dog, Cirrus.
“Magical…[an] inspirational book that will teach children about Alaska’s ‘Last Great Race.’”
–Outnumbered 3 to 1 blog