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By Philip Reeve

With a bit good fortune and a pack of pugs, whatever is paws-ible!
 
whilst precise iciness comes, it’s time for the good Northern Race! the simplest sled groups on this planet needs to succeed in a mysterious guy known as the Snowfather. he'll furnish one desire to the winners. younger racers Sika and Shen are looking to win greater than whatever. yet they don’t have vast sled dogs—all they've got is sixty-six yappy, yippy dog pugs. Can this not likely group make their desires come true?
 
For early bankruptcy booklet readers who're prepared for whatever longer, the Not-So-Impossible stories are full of humor, motion, and colour illustrations on nearly each page.

"A madcap, magical mixture of fluff and different sturdy stuff."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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She had performed her most sensible to stay to the thickest bridges, besides her strong bog-oak sled were too heavy the center of 1 of the bridges had dropped out as she attempted to move it. Her polar bears, Snowdrop and Slushpuppy, sat unhappily at the a ways facet of the space. The sled, which used to be nonetheless connected to them, dangled in midair above the chasm. Helga dangled from the sternpost of the sled. She had tied herself directly to it along with her beard. every now and then, Snowdrop and Slushpuppy scrambled to their ft and attempted to heave the sled up. it can upward push a couple of toes, however it was once too heavy for them to tug it again onto the bridge. whenever they attempted, extra snow fell from the bridge, spattering Helga and her sled after which tumbling down into the depths. Shen and Sika checked out one another. it's going to were effortless to maintain going, yet they can now not go away Helga putting there. “Mush! ” shouted Shen, and the pugs surged. Shen and Sika’s sled was once lots lighter than Helga’s, and the pugs have been lots lighter than polar bears, that even the flimsiest of the bridges may well carry them. They threaded their method around the maze until eventually they have been at the a part of the damaged bridge the place Snowdrop and Slushpuppy sat. “Thank you, young children! ” Helga shouted, from down within the blue depths of the chasm. “Please reduce my terrible polar bears free. They’re getting drained, and that i don’t wish them to fall in addition to me. ” “No! ” known as Shen. “We’re going to drag you up! ” “Boo! ” shouted the snowtrolls, down within the shadows under. they'd been watching for Helga falling so they may well devour her. They all started hurling massive splinters of ice up on the bridge, hoping to dislodge her ahead of Shen and Sika may perhaps retailer her. however the abyss was once deep, and the trolls have been terrible throwers, so the shards all fell again harmlessly. Shen begun unhitching the pugs from Sika’s sled and tying their leashes to Snowdrop’s and Slushpuppy’s harnesses. The polar bears sniffed apparently at their new teammates. in the event that they were hungry, they can have eaten the sixty-six little canine in sixty-six enormous bites after which had Shen and Sika for dessert. yet they have been surprisingly well-trained polar bears, they usually appeared to take into account that Shen and Sika and people small yipping creatures have been there to assist. It took some time, yet ultimately the entire pugs have been hooked up. “Mush! ” shouted Sika. The pugs strained ahead, pulling the polar bears. The polar bears strained ahead, pulling the dangling sled. Inch through inch it rose, till it used to be jammed opposed to the crumbling finish of the damaged snow bridge. Then Helga untied her beard and scrambled up the sled as though it have been a ladder. Gasping and panting, she heaved herself up onto the bridge. The exhausted pugs secure, after which the sled dropped back, dragging the polar bears and pugs again with it. simply time, Helga pulled a massive knife from below her furs and slashed via Snowdrop’s and Slushpuppy’s harnesses. The sled dropped silently for a very long time, after which, from some distance less than, they heard the deep, echoey crash because it smashed to items within the backside of the chasm.

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