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Gilly & the Snowcats

R. S. Bovard

Gilly and the Snowcats is an exhilarating book for adventurers of all ages. Like the "Golden Compass," "Call of the Wild," and other classic coming of age tales, "Snowcats" captures the beauty and challenge of a young person finding her way in the world, while taking on one of the greatest races of all time, the Iditarod. You will be holding your breath until the end!

The Iditarod dogsled race is a big deal in Gillian Wells' hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. Twelve-year-old Gilly knows the names of all the famous mushers and admires the women most of all. Gilly wants to join this brave group of women and complete the dogsled race herself. The only problem? She likes cats.


Gilly's dad, an experienced Iditarod racer, is doubtful of Gilly's goal, but she wastes no time proving him wrong. After all, she already has two cats, Lola and Shadow, and after a few fateful encounters, is able to recruit seven more intrepid felines. Gilly's good fortune continues: her mom and dad will be away on vacation the very same time as the race!

Though Gilly has luck and determination on her side, her journey will be challenging. Training her team of cats is only the first battle, and then there's Mean Zeke to contend with. Soon, Gilly encounters obstacles from the natural world and beyond. Can she and her team of felines manage, against all odds, to complete the race? It is an Iditarod finish like no other.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Boreale Books
  • Publish Date: Jun 11st, 2024
  • Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - 0002
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.37in - 0.46lb
  • EAN: 9798218442224
  • Recommended age: 06-12
  • Categories: Action & Adventure - GeneralAnimals - CatsGirls & Women

About the Author

Bovard, R. S.: - R. S. Bovard earned a bachelor's degree in literature from St. Olaf College, studied Shakespeare at Oxford, and later earned a medical degree at the University of Minnesota. While a medical student, he spent three months as a research assistant in an altitude-and-cold injury study on Mount McKinley (Denali), Alaska. Since then he has served as a missionary doctor in Papua New Guinea, as aship's doctor for a Woods Hole SEA research schooner, an Everest expedition doctor, an Aspen ski clinic physician, a set doc on thefilms Cliffhanger and The River Wild, and a base physician at Palmer Station in Antarctica. He is participates in masters swimming and Nordic skiing. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his wife, Marnie, and three rascal cats, Bo, Tilly & Gus.