Julie of the Wolves (Hardcover) - George, Jean Craighead

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Sweet Story!

by Katie on 6/6/2012

I love animals. This book was a big hit for me. The story line is about a girl who gets lost in the wilderness and has to figure out a way to survive. She finds a pack of wolves and learns to communicate with them. This is the first in a series of three books. I really enjoyed this book! Read More

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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.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060219444
SKU 30002922
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0060219440
Release Date 11/1/1972
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Author Info
Jean Craighead George
Born into a family of naturalists, Jean Craighead George has said that her writing, which often focuses on environmental themes, continues the "family business." She graduated from Penn State University in 1941 and then worked as a member of the White House Press corps and as a reporter for "The Washington Post." Her first book, VULPES THE RED FOX (1948), was written in conjunction with her then-husband, John George. The couple had three children together, but divorced in 1964. Her first novel for children, MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN, was published in 1959 and was named a Newbery Honor Book. JULIE OF THE WOLVES received the 1973 Newbery Medal. Jean Craighead George has proudly claimed to have kept over 173 pets--not counting cats and dogs. Many of the animals that she cared for have become characters in her books.
Praise
"Compelling...A thrilling adventure story."
"Dramatic and compelling. An absorbing story."
From the Publisher
Editors Note This Newbery Medal winner recounts the thrilling adventure of a 13-year-old Eskimo girl who is protected by wolves while lost on the tundra.
Editors Note 1 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. Winner, 1973 Newbery MedalNominee, 1973 National Book Award for Children's LiteratureNotable Children's Books of 1971?1975 (ALA)1973 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)Children's Books of 1972 (Library of Congress)Children's Books of International Interest 1972 (CSD/ALA)Gold Star List 1973 (ESLC)
Annotation Miyax Kapugen is lost without food or a compass on the Alaskan tundra. Her only hope of survival lies with a pack of wolves nearby. Using the skills taught to her by her father, 13-year-old Miyax, known as Julie by the white men, is gradually accepted by the wolves, especially the pup she names Kapu. Under their protection, Miyax/Julie continues her search for civilization, but starts to wonder whether living in the wild with the wolves is not better than compromising her Eskimo ways in the world of the white man. Winner of the 1973 Newbery Medal.
First Line Miyax pushed back the hood of her sealskin parka and looked at the Arctic sun. It was a yellow disc in a lime-green sky, the colors of six o'clock in the evening and the time when the wolves awoke.
Annotation 4 A story of adventure and survival, JULIE OF THE WOLVES takes readers into the life of a 13-year-old Eskimo girl named Miyax. Having run away from a disastrous arranged marriage, Miyax sets out across the Alaskan tundra and heads for the seaport of Point Hope where she plans to find work on a ship sailing to San Francisco. Once in San Francisco, Miyax hopes to track down her pen pal, a teenage girl named Amy who refers to Miyax as Julie. However, Miyax's plans do not work out as she had hoped, and she is soon lost and stranded on the Alaskan tundra without food or a compass. Desperate and starving, Miyax realizes that her only hope lies with a nearby wolf pack, but how will she communicate her need for help to them? As Miyax struggles to survive, she begins to question where her future lies--in San Francisco, back home with her family, or with the wolves who have finally accepted her as one of their own? Illustrated with occasional B&W paintings, JULIE OF THE WOLVES is the winner of the 1973 Newbery Medal. Julie's story continues in JULIE and JULIE'S WOLF PACK.
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