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Sled Dog Dachshund
Sled Dog Dachshund

Sled Dog Dachshund

By Laura Atkins, Illustrated by An Phan



32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Cloth, PDF

Cloth, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: October 2016

ISBN 9780996545433

Rights: US & CA

Minted Prose LLC (Oct 2016)

Price: $14.99


Can a small dog with a big bark find a way to help a team of huskies win the sled race? When Jasper the dachshund hears about the world's biggest dog sled race in Alaska, he just knows he can win. And when his family goes to watch the race, he decides to enter. Jasper tries every position, but he's too little and doesn't fit into the sled's harness. That doesn't stop him! Jasper sneaks aboard a team sled and finds a way to become a part of the team. His yappy enthusiasm keeps them moving, and Jasper learns how much energy and teamwork it takes to pull the sled. In the final stretch of the race, his team is neck-and-neck with another sled. Can Jasper help lead his team to victory? Will they win by a (long, pointy) nose? Perfect for fans of Weiner Wolf, Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod, Lumpito and the Painter from Spain, A Dachshund's Wish, and anyone who loves the adventurous spirit of dachshunds!


"Perfect for one-on-one shares or as a winning storytime offering that will hold listeners' attention until the last page."   —School Library Journal

"A magnificent, inspiring read for children ages 3-8. Identification with the underdog can lead to unforeseen outcomes, for a dog or for a person. Children and adults will love the story and messages of Sled Dog Dachshund."   —The Midwest Book Review

"Kids and parents alike will easily fall in love with Jasper, finding his heartfelt story endearing and an enjoyable read time and time again!"  —San Diego Book Review

"Sled Dog Dachshund shows how every member of the team plays an important part in a successful outcome. The delightful illustrations capture the strength of the huskies with the determination of the dachshund."  —Elizabeth O'Brien, Children's Literature Specialist, NY Dept. of Education

"This book is packed with absolutely adorable imagery and the sweetest message . . . kids and adults will fall in love with this little Dachshund."  —The Reading Room

"This beautifully illustrated children's book comes to a nail biting finish." —Connie's Book Club, ModernDog Magazine

"A wonderful read and very inspiring. The message of teamwork is one that all kids as well as adults need to learn. . . . The illustrations are beautiful, very classic, and heartwarming."  —Adrian Milton, Dachshund Friendship Club, New York City

"This is a wonderful children's book with unique illustrations that capture the canine essence, both with the big sled dogs and the improbable dachshund . . . This story is a good life lesson for children."  —Lynne Dahlen, editor, Dachshund Club of America Newsletter

Author Biography

Laura Atkins is an author, teacher, and independent children's book editor with twenty years of editorial experience. She has worked at Children's Book Press, Orchard Books, and Lee & Low Books helping to produce winners of the Coretta Scott King Award, the American Library Association Notable Book selections, and more. She lives in Berkeley, California. An Phan creates advertising illustrations and concept art for a variety of games from massively multiplayer online games to casual mobile titles. He lives in Vietnam.