Julie Of The Wolves

by Jean George

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | October 2, 1974 | Trade Paperback

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Lost on the Tundra


To 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 3 × 2.02 × 0.15 in

Published: October 2, 1974

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064400581

ISBN - 13: 9780064400589

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Julie Of The Wolves

by Jean George

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 3 × 2.02 × 0.15 in

Published: October 2, 1974

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064400581

ISBN - 13: 9780064400589

About the Book

The 1973 Newbery Medalist tells the story of a 13-year-old Eskimo girl, protected by a wolf pack while lost on the tundra, who begins to appreciate her heritage. Illustrations.

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Lost on the Tundra


To 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.

About the Author

Jean Craighead George is the author of over eighty books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and her novel My Side of the Mountain was a Newbery Honor Book in 1960. She has continued to write acclaimed picture books and novels that celebrate the natural world. She lives in Chappaqua, New York, and has had over 173 pets in the time she has lived there, among them geese and ducks.

From Our Editors

A 13-year-old Inuit girl realizes that she is different, but what she doesn't realize is how great it is to be unique. In fact, all she wants to do is be like everybody else she sees on TV and in the movies. That is, until she's faced with a special challenge. Protected by a wolf pack while lost on the vast and silent tundra, Julie begins to appreciate both her heritage and the experience of oneness with nature that modern humanity is destroying. Julie of the Wolves received the Newbery Medal.

Editorial Reviews

"Protected by a wolf pack while lost on the tundra, a 13-year-old Eskimo girl begins to appreciate her heritage'and the oneness with nature that modern man is destroying. This 1973 Newbery Medal-winning book is compelling. . . . A thrilling adventure story." (SLJ.)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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