Last month my sister-in-law, Rhea, contacted me and asked if Jeremy would be interested in giving a talk to a room full of second graders at the elementary school where she serves as master librarian. The subject would be sled dogs.
His response? “Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle?”
The students, who were all studying dog mushing and the Iditarod, had a lot of great questions for Jeremy about dog care, training, his 2007 Iditarod run and if he plans to race again.
A children’s picture book is referenced in the talk, “Akiak, A Tale From the Iditarod” by Robert J Blake. You can listen to/see the book here. The reading is only 10 minutes and definitely worth it.
At the beginning of Jeremy’s talk, we had a little trouble with the audio. Rhea’s introduction is a little choppy and sometimes the classroom is hard to hear. We had a microphone in front of Jeremy, however, so his audio is clear. I was going to clip the last few seconds after we hung up but it was pretty funny, so we left it in.