All images and content on this page are protected by copyright © 2011 The Daily Blog  For Teachers--Info About School Presentations Ballad of the Northland--Excerpts & Reviews   Ballad of the Northland  Ballad of the Northland is the story of a young boy who grows up in the bush country of south- central Alaska, where his adoptive family lives a poverty stricken, hand-to-mouth existence, eking out a livelihood from the muddy banks of the wild Yentna River. He and his two younger cousins grow up hungry, hard, and tougher than nails; they learn to hunt, trap, mush, and just get by in a harshly beautiful world where survival is accomplished day-by-day and never taken for granted-- Until one day he learns of Alaska’s Great Race, an 1100 mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome, and his odyssey begins.... JBarron Webdesign