THE GREAT SERUM RACE : BLAZING
THE IDITAROD TRAIL
New Yorl : Walker, 2002
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
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is 1925 in Nome, Alaska. There is a serious outbreak of diphtheria and
the closest supply of antiserum is in Anchorage, Alaska, 1000 miles away.
Doctors make arrangements to have the serum shipped for the first four
hundred miles, but must depend on sled dogs to traverse the rugged trails
for the remainder of the journey. Will the medicine arrive on time? Read
how the Iditarod race became a yearly event to commemorate the brave men
and dogs who risked their lives to bring the life saving serum to Nome.
(Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)
Diphtheria -- History.
Alaska -- History -- 1867-1959.
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