Author(s): John Reynolds Gardiner
Little Willy's Grandfather is sick, and it's up to Willy to save their farm from tax collectors. Their only hope is the prize money from the National Dogsled Race. But a lot of other people want to win the race, too, including Stone Fox, who has never lost a race in his life. Do Willy and his dog Searchlight stand a chance against the toughest racers around? Can they win the race to save the far, - and Grandfather - before it's too late?
Included on a list of 100 favourite books, as voted for by children, and published by the National Education Association (USA).
"A superb piece of storytelling-without doubt the most exciting and moving book this season." -- The New Yorker