The Jr. Iditarod

La Iditarod Junior

Le Iditarod Junior

The Jr. Iditarod

The Jr. Iditarod

The Jr. Iditarod

The Jr. Iditarod

Informational (nonfiction), 1,843 words, Level U (Grade 4), Lexile 1070L

Many people have heard of the Iditarod sled-dog race­-a grueling race through the Alaskan wilderness. This book introduces readers to the Jr. Iditarod-a sled-dog race in Alaska for young people ages fourteen through seventeen. Readers will learn about the race, how mushers prepare for it, how dogs are trained, and the challenges along the trail. The specialized vocabulary of sled-dog commands is also included.