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.