Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Review: Togo by Robert J. Blake

As a Siberian Husky pup Togo was not thought to be a good sled dog by Leonard Seppala. Leonard thought him to be "too small, too independent and too wild for his team." Togo would become apart of an important team of dogs that were needed for more than just a race. A Diphtheria antitoxin was needed for an epidemic in Nome. Seppala and his team would need to work harder than they've ever worked, time was their enemy.

I loved this story!
This is the true story of a courageous and resilient dog named Togo.
I enjoy reading stories of areas of our world where I'm not as familiar with. In this way I view the world outside of my "little box" and understand other cultures, peoples, geography, and beliefs.
Togo is an inspiring read. An animal story of a dog that is intelligent, wise, and has the perseverance that some humans do not have.
I feel that children would love this story, it really spoke to my heart. 

Published by Philomel Books in 2002, A Division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers
48 pages
For ages 6-9

Link @ Barnes and Nobles:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/togo-robert-j-blake/1005203794?ean=9780399233814&r=1&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-GwEz7vxblVU-_-10%3a1&
Hardcover $13.42

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

This sounds like something my little guy would like. He loves books about animals, which is good because he's not getting a dog anytime soon!