||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.
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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. 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)
||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.
||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.
||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.