In 1925 a diphtheria epidemic was spreading in Nome, Alaska. A train transported the needed medicine as far as it could but most of the journey had to be done by dogsled. Balto-The Dog Hero! is the true story of how mushers and their dogs braved the worst of conditions to get to Nome in time to save the children. It is told by Balto, the most famous of these dogs. Beautifully illustrated and written in simple terms for young children.