Akiak is the story of a courageous and determined dog who helps her dog-sled team win the Iditarod race.

Text Structure:
Characters: Akiak, Mick
Setting: Alaska - between Anchorage and Nome, during the Iditarod race
Problem: Akiak, the lead dog, hurts her paw. So, the musher, Mick, decided to take her out of the race.
Solution: Akiak escapes the handlers, catches up to her team, and helps them find the right trail to the finish line.