The First Chinook: The Adventures of Arthur T. Walden and His Legendary Sled Dog, Chinook (Hardcover)
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In the winter of 1917, an odd golden-colored puppy was born in New Hampshire. Arthur T. Walden named the puppy Chinook after the powerful winds he'd experienced in the mountains of Alaska during the Gold Rush. Over the next 12 years, Walden and his amazing First Chinook became front-page celebrities across the U.S., setting mushing records and popularizing the sport of sled dog racing. They established and entirely new breed of sled dog named after Chinook, and joined Admiral Richard E. Byrd on his historic First Antarctic Expedition in 1928. Enjoy an amazing and largely unknown story of true adventure in this delightful little book written by David Pagel in the rollicking spirit of Robert W. Service's great Yukon ballads. Nearly 40 of Rick Allen's stunning wood engravings complement the verse to make a book that is truly a work of art. A great book for anyone who's ever had a favorite dog or just loves adventure and a great story.