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Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog-- until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish-- and the closest supply is 650 miles away! The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled, but can the dogs deliver it in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for life.
A Kansas City Children' s Book Award for Grades 1- 3
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on September 11, 2000 by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
ISBN-10: 0618062300
ISBN-13: 9780618062300
16 Book Reviews
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  • AlarieThursday, March 7, 2019 at 12:20 pm
    I wood recommend this for 3 grade because it might be sad for little kids .But the book is good.
    • Emma M :]Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm
      I love how Balto saved a lot of people,it warms my heart :]. I love sitting next to my friends Adyson +Alirie.I would recomend!
      • lilyGThursday, March 7, 2019 at 12:01 pm
        It's a really great book it can really help you learn about History balto is in a museun New in New York city.
        • CadenThursday, March 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm
          I like it so much the sad part is when Balto dieds.But I still like it.
          • Adyson.HThursday, March 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm
            I absolutly loved this book! I thought it was a cute book. There were some parts i didn't like,like the part that Balto died or when the dogs got sold to the museum but then there were some happy parts like when Balto took the lead and got them to nome in time and everybody got better because of the serium HORRAY FOR BALTO.(he saved the day.)
            • Erin.SThursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:59 am
              I think balto was a really good book.I feel like it reminds me of a really good book ive read I'm not saying it was the best but it was a really good book it can teach people that dogs can save peoples lives but not all can I just wanted to say it was a really good book
              • nolanmThursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:59 am
                This was not my favorite book.It would have been better if they added more action when they were racing to Nome to drop off the serum.If the would have added that, the book would be more exciting.But there is one part that i do like. It was when Kasen put balto in the front of the pack and he knew the path to nome and he would not stop no matter what.I would reccomend this to people who love huskies.
                • <MarkusThursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:58 am
                  It was intresting my favirte part was when balto got the medicne got to Nome it was a really great book I really liked it my second favirite part was the part where they put a statue of Balto in sentral park
                  • Ethan KThursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:56 am
                    I think that this book was very good but my least favorite part was when balto died so, over all it was a good book some things could make it better like maybe some kids reactions and them having fun playing but it was amazing have fun reading
                    • MadiThursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:56 am
                      This was not my favorite book because I didn't like when they that he died and posted on the newspaper because that was a sad part.