a New York Times Outstanding Children's Book
A Library of Congress Children's Book
Little Willy has a big job to do. His Grandfather refuses to get out of bed, so it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can a ten-year-old get five hundred dollars in a hurry? Then Willy sees the poster for the National Dogsled Race.
The race pits Willy against the best dog teams in the country, including the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyeds, who have never lost a race. And Stone Fox wants the prize money as badly as Willy does. Willy's dog, Searchlight, is every bit as fast as the competition, and Willy knows the terrain better than anyone. But can one boy and one dog be a match for the unbeatable Stone Fox?
Cover picture is slightly different. 81 pages.
The book has excellent literary value.
The main character is somewhat foolish, but I do recommend this book for ages 8 and up.