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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel Narrator: Richard Davidson, Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9780307582959
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Balto has a quiet life as a sled dog—until tragedy strikes. Dozens of children in Nome become sick with diphtheria. Without antitoxin serum, they will perish—and the closest supply is 650 miles away! The only way to get the serum to Nome is by sled, but can the dogs deliver it in time? Heading bravely into a brutal blizzard, Balto leads the race for life.

A Kansas City Children’s Book Award for Grades 1–3


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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NewFranklin School | 9/16/2013

    " I think it was awesome and sad because balto dies at the end. :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/3/2013

    " the story of a dog and the struggles in the alaska wilderness "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/16/2012

    " A good book for young children about the amazing race that saved children's lives. Very inspirational and enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 6/20/2012

    " Excellent animal biography about an extensive race against time to save those who were dying of diptheria in Alaska. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 6/15/2012

    " My son enjoyed Balto, and it was a nice, shorter chapter book for a beginning reader. I didn't realize until I skimmed the pages that the true events in this story were the inspiration for the Ididarod sled race. Balto is a good introduction to non-fiction for newly, independent readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/19/2012

    " A really fun read about the Famous Balto who led his team through the last leg of the great serum race to get serum to those sick with Diptheria in Nome through absolutely horrible storm conditions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 2/1/2012

    " I read this book because when I was little I loved the cartoon film and feel in love with it then In 5th grade I read this in class and its amazing to read what they went through to save little kids I know I would try to do this but I don't thing it would go this good I love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi Burns | 11/9/2011

    " This was a good read for my son and I. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/23/2011

    " Narrative nonfiction for early readers. Pictures make this even more accessible. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia | 4/7/2011

    " NOOOOOO!!!

    I don't hate a whole lot of books, but this was one that I could definitely do without.

    I read this in 2nd grade, thinking it would be fun because I love the balto statue in Centeral Park.

    Little did I know- worst. book. ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 2/15/2009

    " A really fun read about the Famous Balto who led his team through the last leg of the great serum race to get serum to those sick with Diptheria in Nome through absolutely horrible storm conditions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 1/21/2009

    " Excellent animal biography about an extensive race against time to save those who were dying of diptheria in Alaska. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/20/2009

    " A good book for young children about the amazing race that saved children's lives. Very inspirational and enjoyable "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Cody KimmelElizabeth Cody Kimmel consulted with a renowned medium in preparation for writing this series. Visit Elizabeth’s website at www.codykimmel.com.
About the Narrators

Richard Davidson has narrated over 200 books and recently received the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Audiobook Nonfiction.

Richard M. Davidson is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he is well versed in theater and has had a long-standing career in acting, including a lead role in the show Diamonds, which aired on the CBS network, and a part in ESPN’s The Hustle.