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Southwest Desert Wildlife/The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto
Southwest Desert Wildlife/The Bravest Dog Ever The True Story of Balto Author:Smith-Southwestern;Standiford Southwest Desert Wildlife, 32 pages: The Desert Southwest, which encompasses the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, will surprise you with the diversity of its unique, fascinating, and sometimes frightening, wildlife. — Balto, 48 pages: A Step Into Reading book, step 2, grades 1-3. It is one of the worst storms ever-the snow has not stoppe... more »d for days and it is 30 degrees below zero. But somehow Balto must get through. He is the lead dog of his sled team and he is carrying medicine to sick children miles away in Nome, Alaska. He is their only hope.« less
Two excellent animal books. Southwest Desert Wildlife is mostly colored photos of great quality. Balto is that wonderful history of getting the medicine through to a 1925 diptheria endangered, snowbound Alaskan town.