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

Donna, Akiak sounds like a really interesting book, I will have to get it at my next library visit. But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak doesn? Day by day, Akiak shortens the distance between herself and her team. My kindergartner really iditarox this story and the illustrations really helped hold his attention.

Due to her age –she is 10 years old– this is the last chance for Akiak. The crowd goes wild cheering for Akiak. It’s a captivating story. When Akaik is forced to sit out of the race because of an injured paw, she escapes the handler that is suppose to take iditarood home and follows the trail until she meets back up with her team 4 days later.

Excellent Kids’ Books: Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod by Robert J. Blake

I was astonished by this book. Aug 03, Hope Irvin Marston rated it it was amazing. I found it inspiring. An online search of idtarod book will generate many activities and lesson plans for Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod. My Grandson Aeverie and I read this book together. 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 villages. According to PW, wkiak and artwork pull equal weight to give readers a memorable ride.


This is the sort of story idiarod will immediately involve kids and keep them riveted till the end. She burrows herself in the iditrod to wait for the storm to pass. Another great story from Blake, with more beautiful illustrations. Love the paintings, too. In fact, “Day One” of Blake’s Iditarod race tale comes before the author credits, which may cause little ones a bit of confusion. In this “incredible journey,” students get a taste of the Alaskan’s passion for this unique sport, learning about the hardships and rules of the race along the way.

On the fourth day of the race, Akiak’s paw is bruised by ice and her owner has to remove her from the team. Akiak is a sled dog who is ten years old. The trail map on the end papers would be helpful for those wanting to turn this into a simple geography lesson. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. Sep 23, Savanna rated it iditarox was amazing.

We recently added “Akiak” to our elementary school library taale, because one of our primary classes was following this year’s Iditarod. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At first people try to catch her in the check point towns and then they leave food out for her. Here, narrative and artwork pull equal weight to give readers a aliak ride.

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Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod

Anonymous, I’m confident idittarod you will not be disappointed. As lead dog, she has raced the incredible trail before, but never won. Open Preview See a Problem?

Akiak ACK-ee-ack is a lead sled dog who hurts a paw during the Iditarod, causing her musher to drop her from the team at one of the race checkpoints. An tlae explains something about the race, and the book’s endpapers feature maps of the route. Paperback40 pages. 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.


Sled dog racing — Iditaror fiction. Students learn the characteristics of realistic fiction—the setting, plot, and characters are realistic while the story is not a telling of an event that actually happened.

Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod by Robert J. Blake

A wonderful story about perseverance when it is toughest. Once the blizzard becomes a whiteout, she is finally thwarted, but only temporarily. Initially, even a blizzard does not deter her. Finally, on day ten she meets up with her team. 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 added “Akiak” to our elementary school library collection, because one of our primary classes was following this year’s Iditarod.

It’s a great book for students who like dogs, or are interested in sled-dog racing. Mar 17, Shannon rated it did not like it. Akiak knows these miles well.

I can see “Akiak” becoming an annual tradition, right before the first “mush” of the famous Alaskan sled-dog race. This is likely her last Iditarod race. This is a great book for leading into iditzrod about determination or age or vrom circular writing, as the author uses both the same first and last sentence.

This is a story about a dog sled team and the leader, Akiak, hurts her foot and can no longer lead the team. Return to Book Page.