Call of the Wild / Edition 1

Call of the Wild / Edition 1

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ISBN-10: 0821916157

ISBN-13: 9780821916155

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: EMC/Paradigm Publishing

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The Call of the Wild 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 701 reviews.
Jackie Palmer More than 1 year ago
When I began the book, it was boring. But further into the book it turned into a great read! I would definitely recommend this book. I'm not into adventure books, but I love this book! Read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I read it when I was in third grade and could not put it down. It's hard for me to like books because I really don't like reading. Five stars... I recomend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK. The Call of the Wild's main theme is survival; Buck, a dog and the protaganist of the story, struggles with man, nature, and other dogs during this entire book. He is taken away from his comforable southland home and moved to the harsh north during the gold rush. Throughout the story he grapples with "The Law of Club and Fang," trying to become a leader and dominant creature; many things suprise him and he learns much. Great book for vocabulary. While reading I learned the word "superfluous."
Matt-Knowlton More than 1 year ago
This captivating novel is about a large wolf-like dog named Buck that gets exposed to many hardships and triumphs during the Alaskan Gold Rush. He goes from being a pet to a mail carrier to a sled dog. London shows these experiences through a dog's point of view, and all the other dogs in the story become humanlike characters with different idiosyncrasies. An example of this is Dave, one of the sled dogs Buck encounters. He is very monotone and spends his free time moping around.

Jack London also demonstrates the wide spectrum of humanity throughout the book and how Buck needs to adapt to it. At the beginning he is very safe from danger and hunger under the protection of Judge Miller. Suddenly he is dognapped and is treated terribly, confined in a cage and beaten with a club. Towards the end of the book a man treats him with fairness and respect.

In the novel there are many inner conflicts with Buck, and every problem put in front of him is something to overcome and become stronger from. There are many instances where Buck uses his instinct and brain to accomplish things that would otherwise be impossible, like when he leads the dog team after the original leader gets killed. In the end, he makes a life-changing choice and answers the call of the wild.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are even remotely a dog lover you have got to read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very nice jand altogether an amazingly deep book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm 12 and i think that this is a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book, written from the dogs standpoint, I thought it a hard role to take on, but it was easily mastered. A must read for any dog or nature lover, dont let the bad reviews fool you! Plenty of action, very descriptive, and fun. Just read this one, its quick!
Stueysmom More than 1 year ago
The Call of the Wild is a wonderful story and I recommend it to everyone young and old. However, DO NOT get this particular copy. It is difficult to read due to a lot of weird letters and characters inserted throughout. I tried several different free versions and they all have this defect. I finally fouond one for $0.99 which was wonderful. I love free stuff same as the next person, but this isn't worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not ask for a better animal story for the wilds of alasaka
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
so this is a good boook!!! i totaly reccomend this super awsome book! love it! ooooo!!!!yeah!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this bokk in language arts and i loved it so much i looked for it on here to read again!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but there were alot of typos.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. It's a grate classic book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When the book ended, I wanted to applaud
Conrad Restemyer More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, but sometimes very dark.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole book was utterly amazing.I thought it had fantastic discription and action.Though it was kinda' predictable throughout the story. I mean Curly gets killed ,Buck gets revenge, Spitz dies and Buck gets the roll of leader. Then it's like any dramatic-action story past that. The team gets moved around, the half-scotts breed shoots that one dog and after that the whole team dies except Buck. But when Buck belongs to John Thorton i hadn't really seen anything like that before. He saved his life three times and pulled a thousand pounds of flower. What a dog.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really amazing. I had tried to read it once before about a year or two ago but i didnt make it past the 2nd or 3rd chapter. This time i couldnt put it down and appreciated the beautil writing. This author has a gift for description and made it easy for me to immerse myself in the story. I could feel, smell, and hear everything Buck eas experiencing throughout this book. It was tough in a couple of spots to read the abuse and pain that the animals experienced in this book. The story well made up for it though. It was a beautiful adventure and an insightful look into the intimate relationship between man and dog and wilderness that lives inside us all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 star
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent for readers who like suspense and action. Instead of being a superhero in the city, the story contains a smart dog in the frozen wilderness of Alaska.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Love Jack London's way of writing from the animal's perspective. Almost as if the dog is the author. Wrenches your heart to know that some people are actually that cruel to animals. B/also proves the point that a dog will react and be faithful to a good master and not to a cruel master. Be kind to a dog and you've got the most faithful friend on earth a man could have.
L-Higgidy More than 1 year ago
In Jack London¿s Call of the Wild, the focus is on a privileged, dog named Buck, who is one day forced to give up his cushy life as family dog in Santa Monica, California, when he is bought and sold to a sled team. He is then forced to adapt to both the harsh climates of Alaska, and his rough teammates. Buck experiences many owners throughout the book, and struggles with the ¿call of the wild¿, which is passed down through his ancestors.
Personally, I disliked the book. It may have been a realistic portrait of a sled dog, but it was too unnecessarily wordy. However, I do have to admit that it was a nice contrast with another London novel, White Fang, which tells the opposite story of a wild dog becoming civilized.
Written over one-hundred years ago, Call of the Wild is still widely-read book, due to its graphic portrayal of the life of a sled dog. First published in 1903, the book is still a best-seller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the book would be better if buck was not abused so much. I thought it was wrote fine but the whole plot i thought was horrible. It was the worst book i have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! We read it in my ( gifted) language arts, and it was a little boring at first, but it gets really good!!!!!! I love this book!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story told from the dogs point of view and the harsh realness to it. I did not notice any typographical errors as stated before. Awesome book to read for all ages