Sled Dogs

Sled Dogs for Children

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  • BALZAR, John Yukon Alone: The World's Toughest Adventure Race New York: Henry Holt, 2000. Hardcover, 8vo, dust jacket, 304 pages, endpaper maps and 4 text maps. Chronicle of the author's participation in the 1,023-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. Stated 1st edition. As new condition. $15.00

  • CARRIGHAR, Sally Wild Voice of the North Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 191 pages, black-and-white photos. The real-life saga of Alaska's renowned Bobo, a Siberian husky "with wolf antecedents." 1st printing, as new condition; $8.95. A second copy: 1st printing, very good condition; $6.00

  • COOK, Ann Mariah Running North: A Yukon Adventure Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998. Gilt-stamped cloth in dust jacket, 8vo, 312 pages, black-and-white line drawings (map and dogs in harness). Memoir of the Yukon Quest and a team of Siberian huskies; must reading for sled-dog racing fans. Stated 1st edition, as new condition; $14.00 A copy with a minor imperfection: Stated 1st edition, near fine condition (ink smear on promotional label on dust jacket); $10.00

  • FLANDERS, Noël K. The Joy of Running Sled Dogs Loveland: Alpine, 1989. Wraps, 8vo, 107 pages, glossary, diagrams, black-and-white photos. Thoughtful and thorough basic instruction. 1st printing. As new condition. $12.00

  • GRENFELL, Wilfred T. Off the Rocks: Stories of the Deep-Sea Fisherfolk of Labrador Philadelphia: The Sunday School Times Co., 1906. Dark blue decorated boards, 12mo, 248 pages, black-and-white photo frontispiece and 10 full-page photos throughout text; introduction by Henry van Dyke. The rigorous life of the Canadian province's people, with much emphasis on religion and some enthralling descriptions of landscape, the power of the sea, and the utility of sled dogs. 1st edition. Very good condition (previous owner's inscription on free endpaper; covers and spine lightly worn; text and photos pristine); no dust jacket. $18.00

  • HOOD, Mary H. A Fan's Guide to the Iditarod Loveland: Alpine, 1996. Hardcover, 8vo, 412 pages, index, maps, black-and-white photos, 16-page color photo insert. For true racing aficionados, and hopefuls! Stated 1st edition/1st printing. As new condition. $28.00

  • JONES, Tim The Last Great Race: The Iditarod Harrisburg: Stackpole, 1988. Wraps, 8vo, 274 pages, black-and-white drawings. A lively history of the famous race. 3d printing. As new condition. $9.00

  • O'DONOGHUE, Brian Patrick Honest Dogs: A Story of Triumph and Regret from the World's Toughest Sled Dog Race Portland: Epicenter Press, 1999. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 336 pages, index, maps, black-and-white photos, including a "scrapbook" of the author's adventure. An account of O'Donoghue's participation in the Yukon Quest; with photos and thumbnail biographies of his dogs. Stated 1st printing. As new condition. $16.95
    ---- My Lead Dog Was a Lesbian: Mushing Across Alaska in the Iditarod -- The World's Most Grueling Race New York: Vintage, 1996. Wraps, 8vo, 285 pages. A novice musher's first-person report, with memorable dogs and adventure throughout. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Very good condition (pages faintly browned). $7.00

  • PAULSEN, Gary Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 256 pages; 18 color photos by the author. The author's experience on the trail; a stirring account, well told. Stated 1st edition. As new condition. $21.95

  • PFIRSTINGER, Rico Huskies in Action: The Fascination of Dogsledding Neptune City: TFH, 1995. Pictorial hardcover, folio, 140 pages, index, glossary, color photos. The European sled dog scene; profusely illustrated. Previously published as Huskies in Action, die Faszination des Schlittenhundesports (Germany: Kynos Verlag, 1993). 1st edition. As new condition. $30.00

  • ROBINSON, Shelagh, editor Huskies in Harness: A Love Story in Antarctica Kenthurst (Australia): Kangaroo Press, 1995. Pictorial wraps, 4to, 144 pages, index, glossary, black-and-white photos. More than 60 essays pay tribute to the dogs active in Australia's 45 years of Antarctic exploration. 1st printing. As new condition. $24.95

  • SCHERMAN, Katharine Spring on an Arctic Island Boston: Little, Brown, 1956. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 331 pages, index, 8 pages of black-and-white photos, illustrated endpapers (maps on Bylot Island, Northwest Territories). Memoir of scientific expedition 450 miles north of the Arctic Circle, with travel by dogsled. 1st edition. Good+ condition, in good dust jacket (chips; price clip) in Mylar. $20.00

  • SCOTT, Alastair Tracks Across Alaska: A Dog Sled Journey New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990. Wraps, 8vo, 247 pages, glossary. Engaging memoir by a veteran Scottish traveler who learns the basics of dogsledding and sets out to conquer Alaska. 2d printing. As new condition. $9.00

  • SHIELDS, Mary Sled Dog Trails Edmonds: Alaska Northwest Publishing, 1984. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 127 pages; black-and-white illustrations by Nancy van Veenan. The first woman to complete the Iditarod tells her story. 2d printing (1988). Very good condition (ex-library). $10.00

  • THAYER, Helen Polar Dream New York: Delta, 1995. Wraps, 8vo, 254 pages, black-and-white photos; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary. The author's trek to the North Pole, accompanied only by her Siberian husky. 4th printing. Very good condition (pages faintly browned). $8.00

  • WEBB, W. Osborn, Barbara WEBB, Aileen Osborn WEBB, Frederick H. OSBORN, Jr., and Margery L. OSBORN Vermont by Dog Team Bedford: Fox Hollow Press, 1994. Wraps, 8vo, 53 pages, 1-page map (showing the route of the "Dog Team Trip" of July 1930); with a foreword, calligraphy, and full-page illustrations by Margery O. Erickson. Recounts the journey of "Siberian sledge dogs" (samoyeds) through Vermont. 1st edition. As new condition. $15.00

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  • BLAKE, Robert J. Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod New York: Philomel, 1997. Pictorial hardcover, dust jacket, 4to, unpaginated (32 pages), endpaper maps. Blake's artwork and prose capture the spirit and struggle of a lead dog on her last race; a memorable book. For ages 5 and up. Stated 1st impression. As new condition. $15.95
    ---- Togo New York: Philomel Books. 2002. Illustrated laminate boards, oblong 8vo, dust jacket, unpaginated (44 pages), illustrated endpapers (maps of the 1925 diphtheria serum run); illustrated by the author. Vividly drawn picture book based on the true story of Siberian husky Togo, the trainer and musher Leonhard Seppala, and the heroic 350-mile dash across Alaska to Nome. Stated 1st impression. As new condition. $12.00

  • CARY, Bob Born to Pull Duluth: Pfeifer-Hamilton, 1998. Pictorial hardcover, 4to, dust jacket, 94 pages, glossary, resources (publications and racing organizations); illustrated by Gail de Marcken. Vivid color artwork, and lots of it; covers every aspect of sled dogs and racing for young readers, and a fine introduction for the whole family. 1st edition. As new condition. $26.95

  • DOLAN, Ellen M. Susan Butcher and the Iditarod Trail New York: Walker & Co., 1993. Cloth, dust jacket, 8vo, 103 pages, index, black-and-white photos. Biography of the acclaimed musher. 1st edition. Near fine condition. $12.00

  • MOREY, Walt Kävik the Wolf Dog New York: E. P. Dutton, 1968. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 192 pages; black-and-white drawings by Peter Parnall. Winner: Dutton Junior Animal Book Award 1968. Saga of an Alaskan malamute/wolf cross. 13th printing, very good condition, in very good dust jacket in Mylar; $9.00. Another copy: 10th printing, as new condition (dust jacket in Mylar); $12.00
    ---- Kävik the Wolf Dog New York: Dutton, 1997. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 192 pages; illustrated by Peter Parnall. Winner: Dutton Junior Animal Book Award 1968. Saga of malamute-wolf mix in the Northwest, 1st reissued edition of the hardcover original/12th printing. As new condition. $12.00
    ---- Scrub Dog of Alaska Hillsboro: Blue Heron, 1989. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 152 pages. Fiction; a boy must save a winning sled dog from an unkind master. 1st Walt Morey Adventure Library edition. As new condition. $6.95

  • PAULSEN, Gary Dogsong New York: Bradbury Press, 1985. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 177 pages. Novel of Eskimo sled dogs; Newbery Honor. 6th printing. Near fine condition, in near fine dust jacket. $10.00
    ---- Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1996. Pictorial hardcover, dust jacket, 8vo, 81 pages; 8 full-page illustrations by Ruth Wright Paulsen. True story centered on the author's dog Cookie and set in Minnesota. Honors include ALA/YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age. Ages 12 and up. Stated 1st edition. As new condition. $15.00
    ---- Woodsong New York: Bradbury Press, 1990. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 132 pages, Iditarod map. Exciting account of sled dogs, wolves, and deer in Minnesota, and the author's first Iditarod. Stated 1st edition/3d printing. As new condition. $14.95

  • SHAHAN, Sherry Dashing Through the Snow: The Story of the Jr. Iditarod Brookfield: Millbrook Press, 1997. Pictorial wraps, 8vo, 48 pages, index, glossary of dogsledding and race terms, color photos on every page. Vivid look at the youngster's version of the fabled race. 1st printing. As new condition. $9.95

  • STANDIFORD, Natalie The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto New York: Random House, 1989. Illustrated wraps, 8vo, 48 pages; illustrated by Donald Cook. Picture-book retelling of the story of the dog who saved Nome during the 1925 epidemic. For early readers. 16th printing. As new condition. $3.50

  • WHELAN, Gloria Silver New York: Random House, 1988. Pictorial wraps, 12mo, 58 pages; color cover art and black-and-white illustrations throughout by Stephen Marchesi. Children's chapter book about a Siberian husky in Alaska. 16th printing. Good condition (pages lightly browned). $3.00

  • WOOD, Ted Iditarod Dream: Dusty and His Sled Dogs Compete in Alaska's Jr. Iditarod New York: Walker and Company, 1996. Pictorial hardcover, oblong 8vo, dust jacket, 48 pages, color photos. True story of a 15-year-old and his huskies in the 1994 race; beautifully told, with exceptional photography. 1st edition. As new condition. $12.00

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