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Twelve nuggets of gold, six sick dogs, four c-c-cold kids, too many miles and one wild & scary ride! Four real kids head north to Alaska just in time for the Iditarod Trail dogsled race and find themselves in the cold about a mystery that takes digging through Gold Rush history to solve!

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Alaskan geography • Information on California and Klondike gold rushes • Gold Dust Soup • Story of Balto and the beginning of the Iditarod • Dressing for the Alaskan weather • Siberian huskies • How to feed sled dogs • Moose • Dogs and antifreeze • Information on the Iditarod race- racing vocabulary, sled dog alignment, how to drive a sled, supplies needed, and training • Mail on the Iditarod • Prizes for Iditarod winner and Iditarod finishers • Changing location of Iditarod race • Widow's Lantern and historical lantern use • Gold Rush Hotel • Burled Arch, Nome, AK • Eagle River, AK • Skwentna, AK • Ruby, AK • Nulato, AK.

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment level.

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