This heartwarming and true story takes place over 2 days in January 2010 when a dog gets stuck on a piece of ice that breaks apart on a river. He spends the next two days drifting until he is finally rescued by a research ship, the Baltica. Wonderful illustrations accompany a simple text that will warm your family's hearts.
On a cold winter day, a curious dog wandered onto a frozen river, and before he knew it he was traveling fast on a sheet of ice. Many people tried to help, but the dog could not be reached. Finally, after two nights and seventy-five miles, the little dog was saved by a ship out in the Baltic Sea.
The gallant rescue of the little dog nicknamed Baltic made international news. Mônica Carnesi's simple text and charming watercolor illustrations convey all the drama of Baltic's journey. His story, with its happy ending, will warm readers' hearts. An author's note and map are included.
Mônica Carnesi (www.monicacarnesi.com) is an artist and librarian, which allows her to combine her love for illustration and passion for children's literature. An NPR story of the dog nicknamed "Baltic" inspired her to share his story with young readers. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mônica now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband and her own little dog.
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