Summary: This is ten year old lead dog Akiak's last chance to win the Iditarod. When Akiak hurts her paw, she must be removed from the race. Akiak sets out on her own, catches up to her team, and shows them the way!
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Genre: Realistic Fiction
Realistic Fiction is a fictional story in which the setting, plot, dialogue, and characters seem real.
Story Skill: Context Clues
Writers use words that will be new to their readers. They often include other words or phrases to help with the understanding of the new word. These words or phrases are called context clues. They are built into the sentences around the difficult word and can be used to help you determine what an unknown word means.