Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy

In 1925 during a snow storm Balto led a sled dog team to Nome, Alaska to deliver life saving medicine. As with all of McCarthy's nonfiction books, the story of Balto is written in a way that even the youngest reader (as in, I have tried some of her books on the 3 1/2 year old here so I have proof) can understand. Equally interesting to the actual story of Balto is the additional information in the back of the book which McCarthy explains how she as a nonfiction writer went through the process of encountering different information in her research for the book. The book provides a great introduction to the format of nonfiction in the form of an easy to read and understand. Great easy to read nonfiction - which kid's will love because most kids love any book with animals.

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