Dogsled Dreams

Adventure. Dogs. Snow.

Terry Lynn Johnson‘s Dogsled Dreams has it all.

Twelve-year-old Rebecca has to convince everyone, most of all herself, that she’s a good enough musher for a real dog sled race. While friends and family throw a few problems in the mix, Rebecca’s love for the dogs is what shines through.

I can see the people who would love this book. The boy who brought pictures of his puppies to school. The girl who drew animals every spare minute. The friend who loved her Husky. All of them could understand Rebecca’s connection to her dogs.

Themes to ponder after reading this book include responsibility, perseverance and friendship. And check out this link for more dog sledding activities.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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5 Responses to Dogsled Dreams

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had the opportunity to read it while creating the cover art and design (I’m the AD at 4RV Publishing). I’m not even a winter person, but it made me want to go dogsledding … lol.

    Aidana WillowRaven – cover artist & designer for Dogsled Dreams

  2. Vivian Zabel says:

    Terry’s book is an excellent, well-written book. Adults and and children would all love reading it. 4RV Publishing is honored to have published it.

  3. This is the kind of book I would have LOVED growing up!

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