Balto and Togo: Hero Dogs of Alaska (Hardcover)
It's the winter of 1924 and a diptheria outbreak is threatening the population of Nome, Alaska. The only way to stop the deadly illness from causing a full blown epidemic is to immediately deliver one million units of the diptheria antitoxin to the affected communities ––a task that seems impossible given that the only way to reach any place in Alaska at this time of year is by dog sled. The stakes are high, and the snow is piling higher. Will the antitoxin make it in time? Or will the infection spread faster than they can treat it...
Follow along as Balto and Togo lead the way in this race against time to get the antitoxin and save lives.
Helen Moss is the author of many best-loved books for children, including the Adventure Island series and Secrets of the Tombs series. She lives near Cambridge with her family—including a menagerie of dogs, hens, gerbils and lizards.
When not writing, she can be found taking the dogs for long walks, climbing trees, playing badminton and, whenever possible, climbing up or skiing down mountains.
Solomon Hughes studied graphic design at Pratt Institute in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. At age eight, his work was displayed in the Guggenheim, and at seventeen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He looks at works from the past and present to expand his skills and craft. Solomon lives at home with his parents, two sisters, two turtles, and one puppy.