Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves

eBook - 2011
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In this Newbery Medal-winning book, a young Eskimo girl must join a pack of wolves to survive When her mother dies and her father heads to war, thirteen-year-old Miyax is sent away to be married to a boy she barely knows. Unhappy in her new life, she flees from her home in Alaska, intending to find her way to San Francisco, where her pen pal, Amy (who knows Miyax as "Julie"), lives. The Alaskan tundra is vast and white, and Miyax soon becomes lost. When she comes across a wolf pack, she decides to make her camp nearby, hoping to befriend the wild animals. As she lives among the wolves, speaking to them in their own language, Miyax sees that the old Eskimo ways will help her to survive--but is survival enough? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2011, c1972.
ISBN: 9781453223406
Characteristics: 1 online resource : ill. (some col.)


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MsCourtney Feb 07, 2017

This book is all about the strong characters, animal and human. Be sure to read the award speech from the author at the end.

Sep 02, 2014

I would hesitate to recommend this book without a disclaimer about its cultural and language inaccuracies, but I do think that children who love animals or are curious about Native cultures will get a lot out of Julie's story. It's better than most of the books about American Indians that are written by non-Natives, and though riddled with errors and stereotypes, there is much for young readers to think about and discuss (including those same issues). For examples of mistakes in the text, see this review by an Inupiaq woman: http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/IKS/HAIL/JulieWolves.html.

May 07, 2013

It Was Awful! I Hated The Part When She Meets The Wolves. It Was Completely Terrible. Also, I Couldent Understand A Word It Said.

lakevilla_IDOL Nov 29, 2012

Julie of the Wolves is an adventurous chapter book about a 13-year-old who runs away from home. She doesn't want to get married and escapes to Alaska. This eskimo girl studies a pack of wolves while lost. She becomes really close knowing each wolves' habits and naming them. This story starts off slow but ends with a surprising shocker.

love2read123 Aug 27, 2012

This book is beautiful. It gives you an up close look at nature while exploring the difficulties of being a thirteen year old girl.

Jun 16, 2012

i luv this book!!!! i am in gr. 4 and my teacher read it to the class!!! its really good!

May 21, 2012

I love how touching this story is. Wolves will always be a favourite topic of mine, but I truly admire how well the book was written, a fantasy based on real issues.

Jan 02, 2010

A very cool book. I haven't read this since gr.7 but I loved the series and how Miyax (Julie) lives with wolves. I first admire wolves from watching the movie Princess Mononoke. :) I hope to read these series again in my free time. For now, I'm occupied reading better novels for my age. ~luv wolves

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love2read123 Aug 27, 2012

After her father dies, Miyax quickly disagrees with her new life. In this moving story, Miyax must learn to stay ture to herself in a changing world. She faces the ultimate choice - move on with life, or stick with the old eskimo ways?


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love2read123 Aug 27, 2012

"Somewhere in this cosmos was Miyax, the very life in her body, the spark and warmth, depended on the wolves for survival."


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