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Akiak: A Tale form the Iditarod Hardcover – 22 September 1997

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About the Author

Robert J. Blake was born and raised in New Jersey. As a boy he made "tons of drawings" and used up thousands of crayons. He says, "I even did a huge crayon mural on our hallway that was not artistically appreciated by my parents."

Sharing one large room with two older brothers was "total chaos," he recalls. "We had lots of animals - dogs, ducks, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, lizards, turtles, snakes, birds, fish, and even two flying squirrels. And, oh yes, a tarantula. I think my parents were afraid to come up to our room."

Mr. Blake now resides in New Jersey with his wife and son. He works in his studio, a renovated barn on his property. Mr. Blake says, "I would like to paint in every state in the United States and in every country in the world."

"I hope my books lend the reader a feeling, and emotion, a new point of view, a new way to look at something that they might not have experienced otherwise."

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Product details

  • Publisher : Penguin USA (22 September 1997)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0399227989
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0399227981
  • Reading age : 6 - 12 years
  • Item Weight : 376 g
  • Dimensions : 25.4 x 0.03 x 50.8 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 187 ratings

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christine.graville
5.0 out of 5 stars lovely story
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Kim G
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Illustrations
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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lan811
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for kids about the Iditarod
Reviewed in the United States on 28 March 2018
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