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Alaska's Superhero of Children's Books


Proudly Presents:


"The Adventures of Peanut Power: Peanut Power Races to Nome"


Alaska's Nuttiest Publisher

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"It's More Than Just an Adventure- it's an Alaskan Adventure."

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This book is geared for grades 2-7.  Reading Level 7-12 years of age.  Non-readers, teenagers and adults will love the book too! 

"Mommy, I love the pictures!"

Blair R., Kindergarten Student

"This journey will warm your heart and put a smile on your face."

Susan C., 10th grader

About the Book

Join the legendary superhero, Peanut Power, as he takes on the challenges and adventures of The Last Great Race, Alaska's famous Iditarod. Along with his troop of 13 remarkable sled dogs, Peanut Power faces over 900 miles of frozen tundra, fierce snowstores and temperatures cold enough to freeze kibble solid.

Armed with the help of his many friends and family, Peanut Power manages to mush on and overcome many obstacles on his way to the finish line.  Peanut Power and his team cross paths with Dalzell, a huge Alaskan moose, who shows them that sometimes those we think are our enemies can become our greatest friends.  Goober, the runt of the team, replaces Walnut the lead dog after he is trampled by Dalzell.  Goober learns the strongest power to finish a race is the indomitable spirit to never give up. 

Buy now to read the full story to follow Peanut Power's adventure to Nome and find out who wins this exciting race!



Learn about the history of the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race held in Alaska, and the importance of helping others.

"It's beautifully written and illustrated. There is so much information shared throughout the story of Peanut Power and his dogs.  This book is a quality resource for teaching students about Alaska and the Iditarod."

Carly G., Parent/Teacher


Join Peanut Power and his team as they race from Willow to Nome in this action packed adventure.

"The Adventures of Peanut Power" is a fun read.  It is a clever story about a fictional character participating in Alaska's Iditarod sled dog race.  The illustrations are creative and numerous to support the telling of the story.  It is a positive engaging book for a young reader interested in Alaska."

Ron V., Born Alaskan 


Robust Vocabulary that expands learning and comprehension.

"Peanut Power Races to Nome is well-written with amazing illustrations.  The book presents information in creative ways that grabs the reader's attention.  The history, glossary and basic rules are informative and help students learn about the Iditarod.  The book alone makes a good teacher."

Amy S., Anchorage Reader

Dennis was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.  Since the age of five, Dennis wore a towel as a cape around his neck as he watched his favorite superhero cartoons every Saturday morning while munching on peanuts.  His siblings soon called him Peanut Power.

His neighbor and good friends, Kim and Terri Wilmarth, were excited when their uncle, Dick Wilmarth, won the first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 1973.  Dennis was excited, too. Since the 5th grade, Dennis has enjoyed learning about Alaska's famous sled dog race.

While teaching at the elementary level for 30 years, Dennis introduced his students to a superhero named Peanut Power who took on challenges one could face while living in Alaska.

Dennis writes children's books about real-life events that happen in Alaska.  His stories include fictional characters with a non-fiction storyline.  He uses fantasy and realism to engage young readers while teaching Alaska history.  Dennis is a creative writer and the amazing illustrations keep readers interested and anxious to read about Peanut Power's adventures.  Parents appreciate the history and background of his stories as well as the glossary to enrich vocabulary.  His stories are kid tested and parent approved. 


Retired, Dennis continues to write his Peanut Power Adventure stories.  When not absorbed in his writing, Dennis enjoys his grandkids, working in his yard, and driving his jeeps.

Cris Rodriguez is the manager and owner of Creative Illustrations Studio and has worked as a professional illustrator since 2008. Cris lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina with his two kittens.  When not illustrating, Cris enjoys soccer, playing keyboard in his rock band, and enjoys his time with family and friends.

About the Author

Dennis M. Vecera


About the Illustrator

Cris Rodriguez


Want to be in touch with the Author?

3000 Dawson Street
Anchorage AK 99503


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