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I teach 5th grade students in South Florida. Many of them have never seen snow or experienced the Alaskan experience. I purchased this book from Libby herself on a cruise ship this past summer and had her sign it to my class. I read the story to them this past week and they were absolutely enthralled! They would beg me each day to read a little bit more. They were so excited by the story of Libby's iditarod win that they want to track the 2012 Iditarod. The books is well written with an excellent combination of illustrations and REAL pictures form her experience. The kids LOVED it!