Happy New Year!
I hope that your 2024 will be filled with joy and peace, and of course, lots of great books to read.
Balto and Togo: Hero Dogs of Alaska was published at the end of the 2023 - almost exactly 99 years since the events described in the book, when brave sled dogs and their mushers saved the town of Nome from a serious diptheria outbreak.
Balto and Togo's brilliant illustrator, Soloman Huges sent me these photos of our book, posing alongside the famous statues of Balto and Togo in Central Park, New York. Thank you to Sol, for taking these great pictures and for sharing them with me.
And some lovely reviews have come in too. I'm specially delighted with this one in Time for Kids magazine's Good Reads feature - and thrilled to be included in such a great line-up of books.
Balto and Togo, by Helen Moss, is a delicate blend of fiction and history that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is an amazing piece of art. The story is set in Nome, a small community in Alaska. A diphtheria pandemic breaks out, and it’s up to Balto and Togo, along with the rest of the dogsledding team, to deliver the life-saving serum. Will they make it in time? This book is great for action readers and adventure seekers! —By TFK Kid Reporter Dylan Patel
What a great start to 2024 and to Balto and Togo's new journey!