Sunday, February 17, 2008

Read of the Week!

This week's Read of the Week is a work of fiction by one of our favorite authors.

We are huge mystery fans, and when we find a book or a series that features dogs, we get very excited. But when we found this series, one that features a musher and sled dogs, well, we were totally enthralled!

We're tickled with the choice this week - we're enjoying the 25th running of the Yukon Quest . One thousand miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory. (Have you seen the Yukon Territory flag? Check it out if you are a Husky lover!) So, we thought what better time to feature one of our favorite books from author Sue Henry........... This week's Read of the Week is:

'MURDER ON THE YUKON QUEST' BY SUE HENRY

For you young pups, the title might be very scary. If so, remember to make sure your humans or your parents approve of you reading this book The story follows heroine Jessie Arnold and her team of dogs as they face danger while they run the Quest. A young musher is kidnapped and Jessie does what she does best to help try to solve the crime and return the young musher safely. Will she be successful? Well, we're not going to spoil the ending!

Here's one of our favorite parts of the book, which helps us to picture Jessie's run in to Dawson City, hot on the trail of the kidnappers!:

"The area they crossed seemed an unending series of mines, hills, mountains, valleys, and creeks - of going up one ridge only to come down the other side and start up again, ceaselessly, for hours."

Doesn't that just take you there!! Tank in the lead!!!! Oh, I just love Tank!!!

I hope you enjoy this book and the rest of the Jessie Arnold books from Ms. Henry.

We're going to go curl up with a good book!

8 comments:

Kapp pack said...

Thanks for sharing! Mom will have to check that out for us.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Hope woo enjoyed your khurl!

And your mom enjoyed her chili!!

Wags&Khysses,
Khyra

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Sounds like an interesting book. We've nominated you as a funky blog. Check out our 13 February entry.

Essex & Deacon (The Key West Collies)

Kathryn and Ari said...

I love mysteries--I hope our library has this one! A friend of mine wrote a great nonfiction book called -Bloody Falls of the Copper Mine--. It's a true story about two Jesuit priests murdered in the arctic, and the amazing trial of an Eskimo trial afterwards. If like nonfiction and history, I definitely recommend it.

Bama said...

We're sending our mom to find this book immediately! We love mysteries and mom's never read this author to us before, so thank woo for the great tip!
Kisses,
Bama & the RHP

Holly said...

That sounds like a really khool book!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Holly

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That book sounds very suspenseful! I might have to cover my eyes for parts of it.

Kat

The Army of Four said...

Mom loves mysteries. And dogs. Why hasn't she read this? I'll have to find it for her!
Tail wags,
Storms