Julie of the Wolves (Paperback)
|Author: Jean Craighead George|
|This Newbery Medal-winning classic has introduced more than three million readers to a brave girl named Miyax and the wild pack of wolves that teaches her how to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. No one connects readers with nature like Jean Craighead George, and Julie of the Wolves is a stunning example of her superb storytelling abilities.|
From the Publisher:
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.
Without food and time running out, Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves. Accepted by their leader and befriended by a feisty pup named Kapu, she 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 a new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos -- or Julie of the wolves?
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.