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Ice Island

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Tense adventure as dogsled run becomes race for survival.

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Author Shahan is primarily a travel writer, and she passionately describes the treacherously beautiful, blinding white landscape that is home to sled dogs and the people who love them. ICE ISLAND captures the precariousness of life on the frontier, the ease with which everything can change in an instant, and the way your very survival and that of your loved ones depends on how well you respond. The novel also conveys a lot of common sense and good values, including the ability to solve the problems that result from having made the wrong decision earlier.

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