Black Star, Bright Dawn

Black Star, Bright Dawn

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Overview

They were a team – the young Eskimo girl and the white dog, part husky but mostly wolf – a team, yes, but in some ways Black Star was the leader.
Bright Dawn never expected to compete in the Iditarod, the dogsled race that covers more than a thousand miles between Anchorage and Nome. But now she’s here, watching the trail skim by and her dogs running with their ears laid back, and she can’t imagine being anywhere else. But the perils are numerous: the blinding whiteouts, the moose who bars her path, and the ice…always the ice. From time to time Bright Dawn shares a camp with the veteran Oteg, who tells her how to run the race. But slowly Bright Dawn realizes she must run her race, not Oteg’s and that means relying on her lead dog, Black Star, not just for the race but for her life.

“A fine novel, exciting.” – Horn Book, starred review
“Superb…exciting to read and infused with dignity.” – Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441871442
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 08/20/2010
Edition description: Unabridged, 3 CDs, 3 hrs. 39 min.
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.

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Black Star, Bright Dawn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My eight-year-old and I have difficulty finding books in which girl protagonists are interesting and not 'boy crazy.' This book depicts a girl who is determined and intelligent, but not so perfect as to be a caricature. Her Iditerod adventure is very exciting, and her fellow characters are well developed. The story addresses tensions between Eskimo and white cultures, but this theme adds to the book's complexity without being preachy or heavy-handed. We really enjoyed the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was okay and the best part about this book is that the protagonist was a teenage girl. The most interesting part of this book was when she got stuck on the chunk of ice. I recommend this book because you don't read many books with female protagonist.
whitneyharrison on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book when i was in seventh grade. It is adventurous for girls. The book shows what kind of endurance it takes for some dreams to be achieved.
Azureh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I first read this in 3rd/4th (?) grade while looking for something to read in the school library, it eventually turned into one of the all time favorite books, really the book the started my lifetime love of books. A "classic" coming of age story of a young Eskimo girl and her first time running the Iditarod race, dealing with her personal fears and endurance, natural trials of the Alaskan wild, as well as old and new friendships discovered along the way.Black Star, Bright Dawn had a way of bringing me into its own world, one of those books where you ceased to be simply reading words on paper, but lived along with Bright Dawn; facing everything she endured right along with her. Vividly written in a prose of a classic storyteller, it's turned into a book I still remember dearly even after so many books in between.I'd recommend it to any young reader, especially young girls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this for class and hated it. I wanted bright dawn to die not stay alive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yawned and stretched, waking up.
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Awesome book you should read it
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I love odell books and this is one of my favs. Intriguing story line, likable characters, and a creative, unexpected ending. I definitely reccomend!
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I live for ppeople to read this book
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Black Star, Bright Dawn was my students' second read-aloud this school year. My students who live in southwest Louisiana were not altogether familiar with the setting of the story, but through classroom discussion and mini geography lessons they came to have an appreciation for this part of our country. They also learned how important it is to show sportsmanship in whatever we do. It's not always so important that we win the race as it that we finish.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because it was very interesting to read. Bright Dawn has a mind of her own. She is very talanted at the races. It pleased me to know that her father said he wanted her to run the 300 mile race. Black Star has a mind of his own too. In the book Bright Dawnis stuck on a ice burg with little food and water, out of five days it is three days that she lives without food. then after awhile a plane drops food and a note that says 'Help is on the way'. Then that night her father comes to rescue her and the dogs. So her father puts her, the sled, and seven dogs on boat hten raelly only big enough for two full grown men. Bright Dawn is tired and says that she is finished with the race. But her father says 'You're not finished until yopu cross the finish line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Thought it was a great tale about the Iditarod race!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really disappointed in this book. O'Dell's books are usually interesting, but this one barely kept me reading it. It had some really good descriptions, though, but I didn't really understand them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is 'True Evil' at
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel this clan is coming to an end guys she said wisly for her age
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good morning, chicas and chicos. I must go to school now, to learn stuff I don't give a crap about. Football gamel ater too so prolly wont be on for a while.