Based on a Rocky Mountain legend, John Reynolds Gardiner's story - like it's hero, Little Willy - has all the ingredients of a winner, right down to the unforeseen drama at the finish line. Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. Willy enters the National Dogsled Race, where he must beat the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyed dogs.
Reading this book is the summer assignment for the students between 3rd and 4th grades (age ~ 9) in some American elementary public schools.
published in 1980 A Chapter Book, fiction, not adapted