The Incredible Life of Balto (Hardcover)

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Most people know the story of Balto, the world famous dog who led his dogsled team through a blizzard to deliver a lifesaving serum to the stricken people of Nome, Alaska, in 1925. Balto shot to instant stardom a company named dog food after him, a famous sculptor erected a statue of him that stands in Central Park to this day, and the dog even starred in his own Hollywood movie. But what happened to Balto after the hoopla died down? With a lively, informative text and humorous, vibrant illustrations, Meghan McCarthy captures the extraordinary life of Balto beyond his days as a celebrity.

About the Author

Meghan McCarthy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including "Earmuffs for Everyone: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs"; "Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton"; "Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum"; "City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male"; and "Seabiscuit the Wonder Horse". A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375844607
ISBN-10: 0375844600
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 9th, 2011
Pages: 32
Language: English