Kirkus Star
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Series: Dog Diaries


TOGO by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

Affable sled dog Togo leads readers through his puppyhood, his racing career and "The Balto Business."

Balto the sled dog became a household name after the Serum Run of 1925, in which medicine for a diphtheria outbreak in Nome, Alaska, was transported via dog sled. Read full book review >

GINGER by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Assisted by Ginger's attractively gentle voice, pet lovers may be willing to overlook the sometimes heavy-handed narrative. (history of golden retriever breed, information on puppy mills, rescue groups, animal shelters, and how to choose a dog.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ginger, a golden retriever, is the product of a brutal puppy mill, inauspicious beginnings that don't improve much. Read full book review >