Balto and the Great Race

Nonfiction

Kimmel presents the legendary true story of the part-husky/part-wolf sled dog that braved severe blizzard conditions to take antitoxin serum to a remote Alaskan village in 1925. When the town was stricken by a diphtheria epidemic, Balto overcame unbelievable obstacles to accomplish what other dogs could not. This heroic canine has been immortalized in statue, film, and now in a book that brings his story to life.

Kimmel’s writing deftly combines geography, sled racing, and historical background with the gripping true adventure of Balto’s race to save lives.