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Julie Of The Wolves

by Jean Craighead George

HarperCollins | June 6, 1997 | Trade Paperback

Julie Of The Wolves is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.

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: 208 pages

Published: June 6, 1997

Publisher: HarperCollins

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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome What a great book to read in order to learn about the Eskimo heritage. As well, a great book to gain an appreciation for the wildlife. You cant help but fall in love with Julie and her family of wolves. I would highly recommend this book to all age groups.
Date published: 2009-05-19
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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Julie Of The Wolves

Julie Of The Wolves

by Jean Craighead George

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages

Published: June 6, 1997

Publisher: HarperCollins

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.

From the Publisher

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

“[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.”

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12