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Bo at Ballard Creek, by Kirkpatrick Hill

Bo at Ballard CreekSummary:  It’s the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.

Henry Holt

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Legend of the Ghost Dog, by Elizabeth Kimmel

Summary:  A thrilling mystery set against a stark landscape and the inspiration of Nome’s real-life dog hero, Balto.  Twelve-year-old Tee has just moved to Nome, Alaska, with her writer father and sullen little brother, Jack.  On a walk near their new house, Henry spots something that has him seriously spooked. Tee sees a mysterious shadow, and it seems to be following them.


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