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Alaska & Iditarod - Booklist

While you relax in the summer heat, explore the cold of Alaska, Land of the Midnight Sun. Books and videos about the famous Iditarod race.

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Winterdance by Gary Paulsen

Author of the children's book, Hatchet, gives a humorous account on how he trained his dogs and prepared for entry into the Iditarod.

Adult & Teen

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Iditarod Classics: Tales on the Trail Told by the Men and Women Who Race Across Alaska by Lew Freeman & Jon Van Zyle

Top racers talk about what it takes for the competitors and their dogs to prepare and survive this gruelling race.

Adult & Teen

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Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth (DVD) by Discovery Channel

If you can't attend the race, here is the opportunity to watch some of the top contenders of the 2008 Iditarod from start to finish.

All ages

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Race Across Alaska: First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story by Libby Riddles

In 1985, Libby made history as the first woman to win the Iditarod.

Adult & Teen

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Yukon Alone: The Worlds Toughest Adventure Race by John Balzar

Inside look at the world's most grueling contest follows participants in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race on a 1,023-mile race across frozen rivers, icy mountain passes, and state-sized tracts of uninhabited land to complete the course.

Adult & Teen

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Running North: A Yukon Adventure  by Ann Cook

In 1992, amateur racer George Cook took on the Quest, with Ann Mariah, his wife who served as his handler. This is Ann's account of where they established a home/training camp for the 32 Siberian huskies they brought with them.

Adult & Teen

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Murder on the Iditarod Trail by Sue Henry

Taking part in a dangerous thousand-mile race across the frozen wilderness of Alaska with her dog team, Jessie Arnold encounters unforeseen peril as she races to the finish line. Sue Henry is the author of six Alaska mystery fiction books.

Adult

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Snow Dogs! Racers of the North by Ian Whitelaw

Dorling Kindersley publication with illustrations and photographs about the world of dog racing.

Children

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No End in Sight: My Life As A Blind Iditarod Racer by Rachael Scdoris

Legally blind since birth, Scdoris not only passed the qualifying races without any help, but was also able to run in the 2005 Iditarod using only a visual interpreter to caution her of obstacles ahead. A wonderful backstory leads up to the excitement of the big race, in which the author gives a candid account of her childhood, from the earliest memories to the present.

Adult & Teen