In 1925, disaster struck the small town of Nome, Alaska. When a deadly epidemic began taking the lives of the children of Nome, their only hope was a plan to get life-saving medicine from a town over 650 miles away using teams of sled dogs. Across the long journey over snowy trails, one dog overcame nearly impossible odds to become a hero. The legendary story of Balto comes to life in the first title in this illustrated nonfiction chapter series that explores the stories of real-life animal heroes who saved the day. A perfect choice for young readers who love animal adventures.