Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions
Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri
Pages: 32, hardcover
Year of Publication: 2017
A story of incredible heroism under adverse conditions. An unusual relay race with medicine instead of a baton takes place in early 20th century Alaska to save an isolated village from an epidemic. The accomplishment of lead sled dog Togo went down in history as an example of perseverance, strength and bravery, and is still talked about today across Alaska’s frozen expanses.
The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.