Dusty Whittemore faces several challenges and below-freezing weather during the Junior Iditarod race in Alaska. Two tangles, a snowmobile collision, and a run-in with a moose are no match for the skill of Dusty and his dog sled team, and they cross the finish line first, a sweet victory that will replace the disappointment of coming in fourth the year before. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
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