Julie Of The Wolves

Hardcover | November 30, 1972

byJean Craighead GeorgeIllustratorJohn Schoenherr

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Jean Craighead George’s Newbery Medal–winning classic about an Eskimo girl lost on the Alaskan tundra.

Julie of the Wolves is a staple in the canon of children’s literature and the first in the Julie trilogy. The survival theme makes it a good pick for readers of other wilderness stories such as My Side of the MountainHatchet, or Island of the Blue Dolphins.

To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness.

Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves and soon grows to love her new wolf family. Life in the wilderness is a struggle, but when she finds her way back to civilization, Miyax is torn between her old and new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos—or Julie of the wolves?

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While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack

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Jean Craighead George’s Newbery Medal–winning classic about an Eskimo girl lost on the Alaskan tundra.Julie of the Wolves is a staple in the canon of children’s literature and the first in the Julie trilogy. The survival theme makes it a good pick for readers of other wilderness stories such as My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, or Isla...

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Faced with the prospect fo a disagreeable arranged marriage or a journey across the barren Alaskan tundra, 13-year-old Miyax chooses the tundra. She finds hersilf caught between the traditional Eskimo ways and the modern ways of the whites. Miyax, or Julie as her mpen pal Amy calls her, sets out alone to visit Amy in San Francisco, a w...

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 Chappaq...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.72 inPublished:November 30, 1972Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060219432

ISBN - 13:9780060219437

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something of Value to everyone This book came out a while ago, yet it still remains on my shelf as on of my favourites. The author describes the Miyax`a world in a humble, honest nature. When you read about the harsh Alaskan wilderness, The author`s writing is poetic and light, capturing Alaska`s rugged beauty. Her characters are well rounded, you feel empathy for Miyax and want her wolves to live. Her descriptions of her animal characters illustrate her knowledge of the natrual world and animal behaviour. I thought this book was wel written and honest, its a story about finding yourself, which I think all children can easily relate too.
Date published: 2009-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sarah's Julie of the Wolves Review Julie of the Wolves is a sad story of a young girl who's father dies. She is sent to live with her mean old Aunt Martha and is forced to sleep on a small cot near the front door. Julie runs away and joins a pack of wolves. They take her in and treat her like family. She learns to love them and realizes that everything should be treated equally. This book is good for ages 10 and up.
Date published: 2001-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Julie Of The Wolves This is an excellent novel that I had the privilege to read both for myself and with a group of bright sixth graders in a library setting of a public school here in Toronto. I was the librarian's assistant at the time assigned to a novel study group in the early 1990's. The book had many excellent qualities about it. The details of the surroundings, characters and emotions brought out a clear repertoire of what the author was trying to convey. The characters mostly being actual wolves and how the author described them both in name and actions were found very humorous. The idea of a wolf in the wild being called "Jello" because of its actions toward the girl in the story was ingenious. The author was also realistic in the depiction of the natural instincts and habitats of the characters. Seeing this book at Chapters brought back alot of fond memories of times past and of good wholesome novels in print for school children.
Date published: 2000-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This book is VERY awesome! I loved it so much that I bought the set of 3 and read them over and over. Just awesome!
Date published: 2000-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'TS GREAT!!!!!!!! it is the best book i've ever read.You have to read it its so good.
Date published: 2000-05-28

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While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack

Editorial Reviews

“[Jean Craighead George’s] novel is packed with expert wolf lore, its narrative beautifully conveying the sweeping vastness of tundra as well as many other aspects of the Arctic, ancient and modern, animal and human. It is refreshing to see the Arctic well portrayed through a woman’s eyes.”