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Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George, John Schoenherr
Julie of the Wolves
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Lost on the TundraTo her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When the village is no longer safe for her, Miyax runs away. But she soon finds herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness, without food, without even a compass to guide her.Slowly she... show more
Lost on the TundraTo her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When the village is no longer safe for her, Miyax runs away. But she soon finds herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness, without food, without even a compass to guide her.Slowly she is accepted by a pack of Arctic wolves, Mid she grows to love them as though they were family. With their help, and drawing on her father's teachings, Miyax struggles day by clay to survive. But the time comes when she must leave the wilderness and choose between the old ways an(] the new. Which will she choose? For she is Miyax of the Eskimos--but Julie of the Wolves.Faced with the prospect of a disagreeable arranged marriage or a journey acoss the barren Alaskan tundra, 13-year-old Miyax chooses the tundra. She finds herself caught between the traditional Eskimo ways and the modern ways of the whites. Miyax, or Julie as her pen pal Amy calls her, sets out alone to visit Amy in San Francisco, a world far away from Eskimo culture and the frozen land of Alaska.During her long and arduous journey, Miyax comes to appreciate the value of her Eskimo heritage, learns about herself, and wins the friednship of a pack of wolves. After learning the language of the wolves and slowly earning their trust, Julie becomes a member of the pack.Since its first publication, Julie of The Wolves,winner of thr 1973 Newbery Medal, has found its way into the hearts of millions of readers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780064400589 (0064400581)
ASIN: 64400581
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Series: Julie of the Wolves (#1)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 Julie of the Wolves / Jean Craighead George
Miyax, like many adolescents, is torn. But unlike most, her choices may determine whether she lives or dies. At 13, an orphan, and unhappily married, Miyax runs away from her husband's parents' home, hoping to reach San Francisco and her pen pal. But she becomes lost in the vast Alaskan tundra, with...
travelin
travelin rated it
3.0 Julie of the Wolves
A friend at university had a comic book with one of the world's greatest titles: "Beautiful stories for ugly children." Here we have another one, a Newberry Winner no less.Two forebodings that dogged me throughout were 1) It read like research that wasn't fully understood. 2) The author has a very E...
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it
4.0 Julie of the Wolves
One of my treasured finds. This was one of the first books I picked out from my grade school library, and I still love it.
gwenythlove
gwenythlove rated it
Everything up to about the last 1/4 of the book was amazing.
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
3.0 Julie of the Wolves
A fascinating idea: that a girl would live with wolves rather than agree to a repulsive marriage to an unsuitable boy plays out in this book. The wolf section, in which Julie learns to live like a wolf (and, one could argue, she'd be an excellent naturalist) is easily this book's most interesting. F...
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