The CALL OF THE WILD by Jack LondonThe CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London


byJack LondonIllustratorWendell Minor

Hardcover | October 1, 1999

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In this quintessential adventure story, Jack London takes readers on an arduous journey through the forbidding Alaskan landscape during the gold rush of the 1890s. Buck, a rangy mixed breed used to a comfortable, sun-filled life as a family dog, is stolen by a greedy opportunist and sold to dog traffickers. In no time, Buck finds himself on a team of sled dogs run ragged in the harsh winter of the Klondike. In a climate where every day is a savage struggle for survival, the last traces of Buck's soft, pampered existence are erased as his dormant primordial urges -- deeply embedded for generations -- are brutally awakened.
The superb detail, taken from London's firsthand knowledge of Alaskan frontier life, makes this classic tale as gripping today as it was almost a hundred years ago. No other novel has so clearly shown the fragile separation between tame and wild, between man and beast. Now, paired with master illustrator Wendell Minor's exquisite paintings, this timeless story is available in a handsome new addition to the Scribner Illustrated Classics collection.
Jack London (1876-1916) is one of the foremost authors of adventure stories for the twentieth century. A native of San Francisco, California, London spent a restless youth trying his hand as oyster pirate, sailor, mill worker, vagabond, and student before heading to the Klondike during the gold rush of 1897. His experiences in Alaska ...
Title:The CALL OF THE WILDFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.7 inPublished:October 1, 1999Publisher:AladdinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:068981836X

ISBN - 13:9780689818363

Appropriate for ages: 9


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I absolutely loved the story of Buck and his journey in the Yukon. A definite read!
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I think the book was amazing and their is so much detail i congragalate you for it and hope 4 more;)
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Great book that gets you hooked
Date published: 2014-01-20
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