Iditarod Fast-Fact: More Iditarod-style fun

jd-iditarod-logoSince we have been covering the Iditarod for so long, the Junior Dispatch specializes in Iditarod-style fun, just take a look:

TUNDRA: This comic strip hosted by the Junior Dispatch mostly focuses on the antics of arctic animals. You can read it every day here.

PRINCE JAN, ST. BERNARD: This feature tells the story of a dog and his travels from St. Bernard Pass and back again. Along the way, he meets plenty of interesting friends. Read the chapter story here.

PICTURES & BOOKS: Looking for good book about Alaska? A librarian helped us discover five of the best for kids like you. Get the details here.

LITTLE WHITE FOX & HIS ARCTIC FRIENDS: This feature contains multiple short stories about an arctic fox living in Alaska as he searches for food, gets in trouble and has quite a bit of fun. Find his adventures here.

MORE DOGS: While Belevedere isn’t likely to be running in the Iditarod any time soon, the fiesty little pooch is with them in spirit. Read the comic strip here!

View more Iditarod Fast-Facts here.

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Prince Jan: St. Bernard

This post was created to serve as the hub of all things related to our “Prince Jan: St. Bernard” reading project and its additional dog-themed Junior Dispatch items. It was originally presented to Junior Dispatch readers in March 2010. Each chapter features a video, vocabulary words and an essay question.


“Prince Jan: St. Bernard” is a book by Forrestine C. Hooker and tells the story of a young St. Bernard pup that is brought from Europe to America. His life there starts out nice enough, but things soon go bad for him. Find out if he’s able to turn things around in this exciting 17-chapter novel!

This book will be best appreciated by advanced readers, but we hope all will enjoy it!



DOG TALE: This is the cover of one of the first editions of "Prince Jan," an adventure story about a St. Bernard.



Here are all of our dog related coloring pages.



The Junior Dispatch publishes a lot of dog related articlesn and videos. Check them out!



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Get your own free digital copy of  “Prince Jan: St. Bernard” at Project Gutenberg.

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