Pugs of the Frozen North
My son loved this book! A kind of book version of Wacky Races, a number of groups enter a competition to race to the top of the world. The main characters are Shen and Sika who enter the fray with a sledge pulled by 66..... pugs! There are plenty of adventures along the way, with a stop at a Yeti noodle bar and an encounter with the Kraken (both of these I loved, as it was a great way to introduce these myths and legends to my son). Who will win the race? With set backs and successes along the way for all entrants, it is difficult to know who will win the race. The ending is great, and poignant. I now have to find more books by these authors as my son really loved this book so much.