Togo

Togo
By Robert J. Blake

written and illustrated by Robert J. Blake

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  • The Texas Bluebonnet Award
  • Washington State Children's Choice Award
  • Great Lakes Great Books Award, Michigan
  • Golden Sower Children's Choice Award, Nebraska
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award
  • Land of Enchantment Book Award, New Mexico
  • American Library Association Notable Book
  • Parent's Choice Silver Medal
  • IRA Teacher's Choice
  • Bank Street College's Best Children's Books
  • Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book

Togo was also nominated for:

  • The Volunteer State Award, Tennessee
  • Georgia Children's Literature Award
  • Delaware Diamonds Award
  • Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award
  • Colorado Children's Book Award

Togo wasn't meant to be a sled dog. He was too feisty and independent to make a good team member, let alone a leader. But Togo is determined, and when his trainer, Leonhard Seppala, gives him a chance, he soon becomes one of the fastest sled dogs in history! His skills are put to the ultimate test, though, when Seppala and his team are called on to make the now-famous run across the frozen Arctic to deliver the serum that will save Alaska from a life-threatening outbreak of diphtheria.

What can I say? TOGO has been a great friend of a book, making me many friends and winning six children's choice awards. Best of all, it is the story of a real Alaskan Hero dog.


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