Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Feature: Ice Dogs

ebook and print
A Junior Library Guild Selection!
Victoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her.
I have the coolest friends.
Author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself, and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experience setbacks, mistakes, and small triumphs in their wilderness adventure.
I was lucky enough to crit Ice Dogs long before Houghton Mifflin gave my friend Terry Lynn Johnson a well-deserved contract for it! I'm so excited to see it out in the world (released Feb. 4th!) where everyone can enjoy her charming story of a girl who races dogs but can't outrace her past... or the boy she finds in the snowstorm that will change both their lives.
Check out the cool trailer!
Ice Dogs is a great strong-girl story that also allows the heroine to be vulnerable - with a soft side that comes out clearly in how much she loves her dogs. Ice Dogs is a bit more grown up than Terry's first book Dogsled Dreams (which I reviewed and LOVED), but still sweet, earnest, and perfect for ages 10+.
If you have an animal-loving teen, preteen, or middle grader, scoop up both books - your kids will thank you! 
Check out Terry's website for more information about the dogs and her books!  If you're a teacher, check out the awesome Discussion Guide for ICE DOGS!
To celebrate Terry's release, I'm giving away THREE of these adorable PLUSH ICE DOGS.
How cute is this??
And they're itty bitty: 3 inches tall!
Enter to win your very own ICE DOG!!
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1 comment:

  1. Ice Dogs sounds great! I love strong female characters. :)

    What a fun and unique giveaway!



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