Review: Ice Dogs

Posted on March 10, 2014


ice dogs coverIce Dogs
By Terry Lynn Johnson
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
February 2014
288 pages

Fourteen-year old Victoria Secord is one of Alaska’s top junior sled dog racers. After qualifying for the race of all races, the White Wolf Classic, she gets it in her head she needs a new lead dog. She sets off on a “quick” 35-mile trip with a small team of six dogs hoping to get first pick of a dog team for sale. She remembers her compass and the map but forgets to check the weather. In the midst of a surprise snowstorm she and her dog team stumble upon a wrecked snowmobile. The injured passenger nearby turns out to be the new kid in school, a clueless city boy named Chris. Eager to get rid of her passenger Vicky follows his directions to take him home and together they become hopelessly lost in the wilderness. In order to survive, Vicky draws on the skills her father taught her plus the strength of her dog team and the bond she shares with them. Terry Lynn Johnson’s life as a musher reveals itself in her attention to detail that drops the reader right onto the snow-packed trails. Brace yourself for a wild ride through the unpredictable Alaskan wilderness. Ice Dogs is a heart-pounding, riveting adventure story not just for middle grade readers.  ~ Copyright (c) 2014 by Peggy Tibbetts


crazy bitch thumbIf you love dog stories …

Crazy Bitch is a great read. Not only is it an excellent look into the world of canine mental illness, but also in coping with bully behavior. Tibbetts writes in a style that draws you in, as if you’re a friend. Within a few pages, you’ll find yourself caring more than perhaps you’d like to about Venus and cheering on the author in her quest to provide her dog with the best life possible.” ~ Sue Kottwitz, Talking Dogs Blog

Crazy Bitch is one book dog lovers won’t want to put down.”

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