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  • ISBN 0882405470
  • ISBN13 978-0882405476
  • Language English
  • Author Pam Flowers
  • Publisher Alaska Northwest Books; Second Edition edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Pages 120
  • Formats docx mbr rtf mobi
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Specific Groups
  • Size ePub 1827 kb
  • Size Fb2 1408 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 352

In February 1993, eight sled dogs and one woman set out from Barrow, Alaska, to mush 2,500 miles. ""Along Across the Arctic"" chronicles this astounding expedition.

Pam Flowers' newest book, SOJO: MEMOIRS OF A RELUCTANT SLED DOG, was published in 2016 and is. .She worked hard and so did the dogs to get across the Arctic wastelands.

It tells the story of Sojo, a shy little dog who overcomes self-doubt, learns to stand up to her bully-brother, and by working hard and doing her job extremely well, earns the respect of her teammates. The map is excellent showing the journey from one point to the next and at times telling what happened along the way. The trip took longer than planned due to so many obsticles. Pam and the dogs ran into blizzards.

Alone Across the Arctic: One Woman's Epic Journey by Dog Team. Eight sled dogs and one woman set out from Barrow, Alaska, to mush 2,500 miles. by Pam Flowers and Ann Dixon. For an entire year, Pam Flowers and her dogs made this epic journey across North America arctic coast. The first woman to make this trip solo, Pam endures and deals with intense blizzards, melting pack ice, and a polar bear. Yet in the midst of such danger, Pam also relishes the time alone with her beloved team. Their survival--her survival--hinges on that mutual trust and love.

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Kulwes
Pam Flowers explains the challenges of her year-long journey with an incredible clear headed humility. Her determination to succeed and push forward against what were sometimes mind numbing odds, while also having the wisdom to know when to push forward and when to stop and rest, for at least a little while, are remarkable. Despite her decade of training and extensive preparation, one has to wonder about the hazards that she experienced on this trip. Her brief journal descriptions can't fully explain what she and her eight dogs must have gone through in crossing the Arctic alone during cold dark winter, and even worse during spring breakup. Her story carries several lessons - the importance of training and preparation, of perseverence and determination, and that a person can accomplish whatever they want to do if they are willing to really give what it takes. She has.
Amarin
A friend of mine let me borrow this book to read. I loved it so much I bought one for my son. A wonderful read.
Tat
This is a great book that will inspire you to be a stronger, more adventursome person than you might otherwise be. I like the way the author incorporates diary entries from her expedition, and also the text inserts including helpful background information that might otherwise have bogged down the flow of the story. I bought both this (the version for adults or teens) and the companion book, Big Enough Anna, which tells the same story in a manner appropriate for young children. Both are fantastic, and I plan to give copies to friends as gifts. Way to go, Pam Flowers!!!
Justie
Pam Flowers was an incredibly brave woman and I enjoyed reading all about her trip. She shared parts of it while spending a week at my school where I taught. Since her visit, I have bought all of her books from Amazson.
Ytli
Pam Flowers, at age 46, height five feet, weight around 100 pounds, did what few people, let alone a small woman, would dare to do. The story of her solo journey, of her love for her sled dogs, and of the dogs themselves makes great reading.
Vudojar
It's a girls fantasy come true.. and not like you'd expect!
Keath
I met Pam Flowers at an Aububon meeting when she was the speaker and presented her program about her trip across the Arctic. She is a tiny little lady who doesn't look as though she could go on such a long ardurous trip. But she did. Her eight dogs are her best friends. They were responsible in part for getting her to where she wanted to go plus keeping her safe. She put in photos plus a small biography about each of the dogs. Ms. Flowers had wanted to take this trip for a long time. It was her dream and she made it happen. But there were many obsticles.

There are pictures throughout the book of the dogs and the beautiful and harsh landscapes of Arctic Alaska and Canada.

Ms Flowers has always been a loner. When she was a child her best friend was her dog. She moved to Houston but was unhappy, too hot, too big city. She was fascinated by the north and its working dogs so she moved to Alaska. She took the trip opposite from the way of earlier Arctic explorers. She mushed from Barrow, Alaska to Repulse Bay, Canada, a distance of 2,500 miles. She is so tiny, she used a lot of energy keeping herself and her dog team on track. She worked hard and so did the dogs to get across the Arctic wastelands. The map is excellent showing the journey from one point to the next and at times telling what happened along the way.

The trip took longer than planned due to so many obsticles. The expedition began on Valentines' Day, 1993. Pam and the dogs ran into blizzards. Some days were good, others she and the dogs ran into fierce winds. She cached provisions sent on ahead many to schools. To make up for the Inuits hospitality Ms. Flowers would give a presentation about the comings and goings of this trip. Along the way Pam slept in a tent, the dogs slept in the snow with barriers to protect them against the wind and cold. Then the group met with a polar bear with a cub. All were terrified but the bear seemed to know what this group was about and left them alone. For a short time Pam kept seeing bears where there were just rocks. The group was spooked for a time. Then lead dog Douggie, one of the most responsible dogs, ran off. He was found after twelve days and a lot of looking and worrying. The group came across Molly. Molly is a dog who loves to follow travellers across the Arctic. She accompanied the crew for awhile. Someone who knew Molly had her sent home.

Then came snowmelt which stopped Ms. Flowers adventures. This ice had melted, the crew couldn't coninue on. Pam didn't want to give up. She was close to the end. She and the dogs spent several months in Gjoa Haven. The Inuits were hospitable and made sure the dogs got plenty of fish. They were exhausted from the long trip and needed a break and a rest. When the ice on the Arctic Ocean froze, Flowers and crew sledded away and finished the trip on January 9, 1994 after more advantures and setbacks. And what a trip it was. It all took much bravery, daring, planning and confidence to know it would work. The dogs were great and seemed to like each others company plus that of Ms. Flowers.
This is a great book. It teaches the art of what it takes to prepare for a long expedition. This is definitely a well written book about any type of dog mushing.
Teams are families. They work together, play together, love, care, solve problems and more. I highly recommend this book to all ages, read it to your young children, plant a seed. There are so many life lessons in all of Pam Flowers books, she is an Alaskan author.