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The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

Dover Publications | May 10, 2001 | Trade Paperback

The Call of the Wild is rated 4 out of 5 by 4.
This masterpiece recounts the gripping adventures of Buck, a courageous creature forced into the brutal life of sled-dog during the Alaskan gold rush. Forced to relinquish the safety of his familiar world, Buck survives and ultimately prevails in the harsh realities of the Far North through the discovery of his own primitive nature. Large print edition.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.34 in

Published: May 10, 2001

Publisher: Dover Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0486417786

ISBN - 13: 9780486417783

Found in: Fiction
Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Graphic Adaptation! Reason for Reading: I was introduced to this new imprint of Graphic Novels out of India and was very impressed with their selection and often unique titles. They are distributed here in North America through Random House and I thought I would check them out. This is from their Classics line. They also have Graphic Novel lines under Mythology, Biography & Originals. Jack London The Call of the Wild by Lloyd S. Wagner. Illustrated by Sachin Nagar. 71 pgs. 2010. Ages 13+. A top-notch graphic adaptation of one of my favourite classic novels. This graphic version is amazingly true to the novel. It evokes the same emotions and is as powerful a story as the novel. I can not think of anything that has been left out. The beginning scenes of Buck at home with the Judge are brief though and the graphic version quickly moves to and then concentrates on his Arctic experience. Very emotional read, and hard to read at times as the graphic version keeps the brutality of the original and there are some very graphic scenes not suitable for young readers. The illustrations are highly detailed with full backgrounds, using artistic devises and a pleasure to behold. Another impressive graphic adaptation of a classic story.
Date published: 2011-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is basically about the friendship between man and dog. There were some heart breaking moments throughout the book, but also there was adventure and excitment. A MUST READ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chilling yet fuzzy! I was required to read Jack London's "The Call of the Wild" for a university class. I started reading the story in a typical sort of forced reading way but was almost immediately engrossed. The story is full of adventure and written in a way that often had me holding my breath or gripping the pages in a way that made my hands sweat. Yet there is more here than just an adrenaline filled story line. There is a tenderness and depth to the characters that is all too often missing from adventure stories. I love spending time in the outdoors and perhaps that is why this outdoor frolicking story appealed to me... I'm not really sure. I do know, however, that I will recommend this novel to children and the young at heart.
Date published: 2000-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Zzz.....Boring I could not stand this book. I could barely get through a chapter without falling asleep. I never knew such a classic could be so dull. I also never knew how boring a dog's life could be. He wasn't even a pet for most of the book... He was a sled dog and nothing worth writing about happened. It might sound exciting and eventful when someone tells you the plot, but if you ever need to make a kid fall asleep when your babysitting try reading a chapter from this book and if you stay awake.... You are a very strong person. I hated it. I only finished it for a good grade in Language Arts class.
Date published: 2000-11-05

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The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.34 in

Published: May 10, 2001

Publisher: Dover Publications

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0486417786

ISBN - 13: 9780486417783

About the Book

This masterpiece recounts the gripping adventures of Buck, a courageous creature forced into the brutal life of sled-dog during the Alaskan gold rush. Forced to relinquish the safety of his familiar world, Buck survives and ultimately prevails in the harsh realities of the Far North through the discovery of his own primitive nature. Large print edition.

From the Publisher

This masterpiece recounts the gripping adventures of Buck, a courageous creature forced into the brutal life of sled-dog during the Alaskan gold rush. Forced to relinquish the safety of his familiar world, Buck survives and ultimately prevails in the harsh realities of the Far North through the discovery of his own primitive nature. Large print edition.

About the Author

One of the pioneers of 20th century American literature, Jack London specialized in tales of adventure inspired by his own experiences. London was born in San Francisco in 1876. At 14, he quit school and became an "oyster pirate," robbing oyster beds to sell his booty to the bars and restaurants in Oakland. Later, he turned on his pirate associates and joined the local Fish Patrol, resulting in some hair-raising waterfront battles. Other youthful activities included sailing on a seal-hunting ship, traveling the United States as a railroad tramp, a jail term for vagrancy and a hazardous winter in the Klondike during the 1897 gold rush. Those experiences converted him to socialism, as he educated himself through prolific reading and began to write fiction. After a struggling apprenticeship, London hit literary paydirt by combining memories of his adventures with Darwinian and Spencerian evolutionary theory, the Nietzchean concept of the "superman" and a Kipling-influenced narrative style. "The Son of the Wolf"(1900) was his first popular success, followed by 'The Call of the Wild" (1903), "The Sea-Wolf" (1904) and "White Fang" (1906). He also wrote nonfiction, including reportage of the Russo-Japanese War and Mexican revolution, as well as "The Cruise of the Snark" (1911), an account of an eventful South Pacific sea voyage with his wife, Charmian, and a rather motley crew. London's body broke down prematurely from his rugged lifestyle and hard drinking, and he died of uremic po
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Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12