Deep in the Alaskan wilds, 9-year-old Rachel dreams of owning and racing a sled dog one day. When her father, who breeds and races huskies, gives her the runt of the litter, Rachel names the puppy Silver and sets out to prove he's a champion.
About Gloria Whelan
Gloria Whelan won a National Book Award in 2000 for her novel Homeless Bird. She is the author of dozens of books for young readers, including Goodbye, Vietnam; Hannah; and Next Spring an Oriole.
"The writing is smooth at a low reading level. Effectively planned appeal for transitional readers."--Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.