Ice Dogs

Ice Dogs Victoria Secord a year old Alaskan dogsled racer loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs With food gone and temperatures dropping her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious bo

  • Title: Ice Dogs
  • Author: Terry Lynn Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780547899268
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Victoria Secord, a 14 year old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival, and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods, is entirely up to her.Author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experiVictoria Secord, a 14 year old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival, and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods, is entirely up to her.Author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experience setbacks, mistakes, and small triumphs in their wilderness adventure.

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    1. Was lucky enough to read an early draft of this great survival story and fell in love with the dogs! Lots of shivers, lots of strife, and a girl at the center with backbone and heart. Plus, look at the dog eyeballs on that cover. Be mesmerized, by the dog eyeballs

    2. ICE DOGS is a Junior Library Guild Selection! "a page-turner full of white-knuckle action…Readers will be riveted until the end." -- Publishers Weekly"(A) thoroughly engaging and incredibly suspenseful survival story… Well crafted, moving and gripping." -- Kirkus"The high-stakes adventure and episodic nature of the chapters will make this book an easy sell for reluctant readers." -- School Library Journal"This is the best book in the history of the world." -- Sandy Johnson (author's mom)upda [...]

    3. Ice Dogs is a young adult novel written about a junior musher in Alaska. She takes her dogs out for a run (with the sled and all its trappings) and ends up finding a snowmobiler that needs help. They get lost, and this is the story of their voyage back to civilization. Victoria Secord has a special bond with her sled dogs, and she trusts them with her life every time they run together. Ice Dogs will show you why her trust is so well-placed, and just how strong the bond between dog and human can [...]

    4. This book is amazing! Is full of emotions, good lessons and things that we all need to understand in our lifes. At the start I was quite sceptical about all events and storyline. But no doubt it's a great story that will stay with me for a long time. I cried like a baby and yet, I'm so happy that I read this book!

    5. My adult granddaughter has a blue-eyed Siberian husky, so I bought this book for her 10-yr-old daughter(my great granddaughter, who is an avid reader) to read, thinking she would enjoy it because of their husky. She was very happy because she had started reading her school library's copy, but wasn't able to finish it before it was due back. Can't wait to discuss this book with her! :DI have always been awed by the hardship of sled-dog mushing/racing, particularly because of the environment, so I [...]

    6. When a dogsledding story is done well, I can't think of anything more beautiful to write about in the natural world. Racing for miles through glittery, unbroken snow; blizzard conditions as eerie and deadly as the deep ocean; frozen bodies of water that one feels a twinge of fear in crossing, however solid the ice appears to be. Gary Paulsen wrote a few classic dogsledding books, and their realism owes to the years he spent running his dog team in Minnesota and Alaska, even completing the legend [...]

    7. Victoria owns her own dog sledding team. She is good at what she does and does not do so bad in races either. This is all thanks to Victoria's father. He taught her everything that she needs to know about having a successful dog sledding team. Sadly, Victoria's father died. Victoria decides to take her team out for a run. Victoria comes upon a boy. He is hurt. His name is Chris. Victoria tries to get Chris home but realizes that it will be Victoria's greatest adventure yetrviving in the wilderne [...]

    8. BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!!!!!!!Love how it shows that survival is not very easy in the wilderness [fine not easy at all!] Love the character and how they explained how much of a DING-DONG Chris is, also the relationship that a dad and his daughter can have. I sware this thing [book] almost made me cry! Made me want to have a dog some day "eh"? [ Chris's "saying".] Loved this thing [book] so much i read it 2 times, and i am going to buy it! [tip if you have read REAL MERMAIDS DONT WEAR TOE [...]

    9. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE,LOVED this book!!!!! Its a survival story, with heartwarming characters, its sometimes funny, and a great storyline. I will DEFINITELY be reading this against soon. :)

    10. What a great little book! I would have adored this as a kid. Great characters, fun animals, and adventure.

    11. I've always loved this book, I've read more times than I can count. It's sad how the dad died but other than that I love this book, it's interesting how the author had Chris end up in the middle of this and because of this they then get lost. Both Victoria and Chris learned how to survived in the wilderness and learned things from their adventure.

    12. Probably a 3-star book for me as an adult, but a 4- or 5-star book for my younger self and/or because I really like dogs. This book was a fun, exciting survival story about a girl and her dog sled team. I'd definitely recommend it for elementary- and middle-grade readers who enjoy survival stories and/or love dogs.I thoroughly enjoyed Ice Dogs, and I relished reading a survival story featuring girl, since I remember enjoying survival novels when I was in elementary school (My Side of the Mountai [...]

    13. Ice Dogs exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who enjoys . . . - Dogs! Particularly working dogs who behave like real dogs and steal your heart without being sappy and also without dying at the end.- Adventure/survival in the wilderness, with believable events and knowledge imparted as part of the story, not in a ridiculous info-dump.- Teens being brave and smart and tough and also funny and endearing and flawed but lovable.- Alaska, the formidable freezing no [...]

    14. Victoria is a young teenager that is coping with the loss of her father. She finds solace in dog mushing and recalling the survival skills her late father taught her. Victoria's talents are put to the test when she finds herself caught on the trail alone in a snowstorm. Just when Victoria thinks things can't get much worse, she finds a teenager boy, Chris, that has crashed his snowmobile. The two have to learn how to rely on one another as time and the weather work against them. I like the setti [...]

    15. Set in the unforgiven Alaskan wilderness Ice Dogs is a tale about triumphing over obstacles, survival and believing in yourself. It's a really intense read especially for a middle grade read.This story is fast paced and full of real life lessons, morale choices and techniques when facing the many trials thrown in Victoria's path. The dogs were fantastically written and all had their own little personalities. It was so easy to fall in love with every aspect of this book, I wish I read it when I w [...]

    16. I loved this book so much I have read it four times. I first read it in 6th grade then it progressed and I just finished reading it for the fourth time. I am now in 8th grade, 13 years of age, and love the book still. I think adults and kids my age would love the book. You will fall in love with Victoria and Chris and the many many dogs Victoria has(16 dogs I beleive)

    17. Thank you to the author for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own.ICE DOGS is an adventure novel that takes place in Alaska. Victoria is a fourteen-year-old girl obsessed with dog mushing, but she's also coping with the loss of her mentor, her father, less than a year ago. On a quick trip to check out some new dogs, she comes across Chris, who has been injured in a snowmobile accident. Miserable weather, combined with some unfortunate circumstances, result in Victoria and Chris finding th [...]

    18. Victoria Secord a fourteen-year-old amazing dog sledder feels lost after her father had died. Victoria is stuck out in the forest with this city boy she has rescued after a crash on a snowmobile while going on an errand to improve her team. I enjoyed this book for many reasons, one being that I love dogs. I also liked this book because usually the strong character in a book is the boy and I liked the change.

    19. When her mother refuses to drive her over to see about buying some new sled dogs, Victoria Secord, 14, an experienced and competitive dog musher, decides to take her dogs and sled and go by herself. Jeremy Cook has a winning team, but now he's lost his job and may be getting out of competitive dog sledding. Vicky thinks she has a good chance of winning the White Wild Classic dog sled race and honoring her dad's memory if she can get some good, strong sled dogs, Vicky figures she can get to Cook' [...]

    20. I loved this book. Mostly, because I really love dogs. I would recommend this book to anybody who loves dogs and action. 9/10

    21. When Victoria Secord set out to try to get new lead dogs for her team, she finds herself in trouble. Victoria is a champion dog-sled racer. Her mother doesn’t think she needs new dogs. But, Victoria wants to win the White Wolf race and feels she can only do this with a few new dogs. Without letting her mother know her plans, she waits until her mother leaves for work to head out. She is in unfamiliar territory. She has her map and all of the skills her now deceased father taught her. Almost to [...]

    22. Teenager Victoria Secord loves racing her sled dogs. It helps her feel closer to her dad, and get in touch with the Alaskan outdoors that she adores so much. But one routine outing, she finds herself lost while trying to help out a young stranger named Chris. Together, and with the dogs of course, they must find their way back and survive the food, the wilderness, and the wicked Alaska cold.First of all, look at this cover. It's mesmerizing. I am a big fan of huskies and wolves, so the cover alo [...]

    23. Story Description:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|February 4, 2014|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-0-547-89926-8Victoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her. The author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself, and her crackling writing puts readers at the reins as Victoria and Chris experience setbacks, mistak [...]

    24. Just read this today (downloaded from NYPL) as I saw it had reached the CYBILS MG fiction finalists for 2014! I couldn't put it down. I am sure the great Gary Paulsen would endorse it!Ice Dogs is about 15 year-old junior musher, Vicky, in Alaska. She takes her dogs out for a run with the sled to check out some dogs for sale for an up-coming race, and ends up finding an injured, urban, novice snowmobiler. She and Chris go through some amazing survival adventures before they make it safely back ho [...]

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