Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
Eleven-year-old Matt is struggling in school and he has to set up his own business to save his failing math grade. But what is he even good at? The only thing he truly loves is his team of dogs, and so Matt’s Sled Dog School is born. Teaching dogsledding should be easy, right?
But people, just like dogs, can be unpredictable. And sometimes the bravest thing a person can do is admit they need help. Like Terry Lynn Johnson’s popularIce Dogs, Sled Dog School is about overcoming adversity, finding your strengths, and your friends, and following your passions.
About the author
Terry Lynn Johnson lives in Whitefish Falls, Ontario where for ten years she owned a team of eighteen Alaskan Huskies. Visiter her website at www.terrylynnjohnson.com.
"Themes of friendship and problem-solving are slipped effortlessly into the funny and fresh plot, and authentic off-the-grid details bring the story to life . . . A tale of loyalty and friendship—with a strong dose of validation for readers who learn from doing rather than books—that hits all the right notes." —Kirkus
"From contending with school bullies to increasingly learning to valuehis family and their off-the-grid lifestyle, Matt’s experiences are supportively portrayed in accessibly written, straightforward prose. Johnson incorporates both lively and reflective moments, abundant dogsledding details, and basic accounting concepts and examples."—Booklist