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Ice Island

by Sherry Shahan

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Cover: Pretty!
Rating: 3 Stars
Overall: Exciting and detailed
Characters: Well Written
Plot: What started as a game, becomes life and death when two friends become stranded in the Alaskan wilderness after a freak storm hits.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? N/a
Recommend: Maybe
Source: Library

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While I really enjoyed this story, it has one of those endings that leave you with more questions that answers, which I hated. It was a fun read, and a quick in-between for me. It's nice to get away from the usual, and I have always loved stories about dog-sleds, and the adventure they promise. In that this story did not disappoint! A fun story about two children who have only each-other and their dogs to survive. While this is a middle grade read, it was detailed and well informed both about dog-sleds, and about life in Alaska, a great educational aspect that makes this book even more valuable to young readers.

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  Shadow494 | Oct 16, 2016 |
This book is fun to read. The reader gets a great description of the struggles the characters face and it has tremendous amount of information in it about dog racing and the wilderness of Alaska. Full of adventure and struggle Shahan has written an exciting story which I read quickly I did not want to put it down. There are many lessons that incorporate the Iditarod race and this story would be a great addition to any of them.
  Adam_sundstrom | Feb 28, 2016 |
Title: Ice Island
Author: Sherry Shahan
Publisher: Random House
Due: January 10, 2012

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Rating: 4 Stars
*slated for library purchase

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  showmegirl | Sep 19, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385741545, Hardcover)

What begins as a training run with sled dogs turns into a race against time for Tatum and her new friend, a Siberian Yupik boy named Cole. When a freak blizzard hits this remote island off the coast of Alaska, the duo seeks shelter overnight in a dilapidated hunting cabin. Their harrowing ordeal goes from bad to worse when wind-driven snow forces them to risk an alternate route. Stranded in the untamed wilderness, they must rely on each other—as well as their faithful huskies—to survive sub-zero temperatures and bone-numbing exhaustion. Worse still, their food supply is dangerously low. The most daunting decision comes when the strongest dog runs away. One person must go for help, while one must stay behind. Either way, they'll both be alone in the wild for an uncertain amount of time.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:35 -0400)

Thirteen-year-old Tatum's dream of competing in the grueling 1,049-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race may be at an end when she becomes lost in a freak snowstorm during a training run on Alaska's remote Santa Ysabel Island.

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