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Black Bear Goes to Washington
By Denise Lawson
Black Bear... is based on the real adventures of Black Bear, a sled dog who spent 11 years in a remote part of Alaska along the Yukon River. Learn about this endearing sled dog's life in the Alaskan bush and her journey of discovery after she arrives in Washington. Through a unique style of illustration, readers are immersed in the world of Black Bear as she adjusts to her new world. The book inspires teamwork and cooperation and introduces young minds to the concept of adapting to change and new experiences. Through the voice of Black Bear, the story conveys the essence of sled dog life in Alaska and lightheartedly suggests that in Washington, we could all learn a little something from some old sled dogs. Black Bear Goes to Washington is the first in a series. The author first met Black Bear on an expedition in Alaska and later had the opportunity to adopt her. Black Bear ran on a dog team in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest race. Black Bear is now retired and lives with the author and her family in the Washington, D.C. area.
A portion of the proceeds from the book will be used to support the adoption and rehoming of retired Alaskan sled dogs.