Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves

by Jean Craighead George
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Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Faced with the prospect of a disagreeable arranged marriage or a journey across 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 friendship 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 the 1973 Newbery Medal, has found its way into the hearts of millions of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060739447
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/25/2004
Series: Julie of the Wolves Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 4.96(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jean Craighead George wrote over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and she received a 1960 Newbery Honor for My Side of the Mountain. She continued to write acclaimed picture books that celebrate the natural world. Her other books with Wendell Minor include The Wolves Are Back; Luck; Everglades; Arctic Son; Morning, Noon, and Night; and Galapagos George.

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Julie of the Wolves 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 156 reviews.
DoggyBlade More than 1 year ago
I read this book in fifth grade and honestly this is what encouraged me to be an author; it's realistic yet so breath-takingly mystical. It's instantly a classic and all ages should read this over and over again. Anyone who loves adventure and 'coming of age' books will absolutely adore this book.
ColleenHellenYost More than 1 year ago
Julie, a girl my age in an unwanted marraige. Wow,I couldn't dream of being married! She runs away from that experience, hoping to find her penpal in San Francisco. After the first few days of traveling she finds herself lost, hungry,and cold. Detirmined for survial she is helped out by a pack of wolves who let her into thier pack. Throughout the story she grows a loving bond with her new family. But when hunters come along in their helicopters she finds her world tumbleing down. It made me cry! Hunting wolves could be illegal today if people would realize that wolves are intelligent and endangered animals.There are so few left in the world. They deserve to live thier lives in peace. This story really opened my eyes to the problems of today.I recomend this to eveyone. It's very important for us to learn about wolves before it's to late. ~ ColleenHellenYost
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book makes you think. Changes your mind about how wolfs are and how we kill for fun, wolfs kill for survival. Also it gives you different perspective on a simple life, being at one with nature. I recomend this book to anyone with a open mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best Newbery Medal winning book I have read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. It gives people a different perspective on wolves they don't kill for fun but for there survival. Also they don't kill alot only what they need but not healthy animals sick or old ones. Awsome book have to reed it.
SandraPants More than 1 year ago
I love this book from my childhood. The writing is beautifully descriptive and the elements of danger and survival make for a gripping read. Through this book the reader is able to be transported to faraway lands deep in the Arctic where the wind can be cruel and the wilderness can be unforgiving. I love reading this during the hot summer weeks and I can almost feel the snow and ice as I read. I would recommend this book to any fans of adventure, survival, animal-bonding stories and stories of personal growth or coming-of-age. <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The rape scene is completely inappropriate in children's book. For the life of me, I cannot understand how anyone can possibly feel it is OK for a child to read a description of such a terrifying and graphic sexual assault. I would give this zero stars if I could. 
obsessive_compulsive More than 1 year ago
I read this when I was in elementary school, and I could not put it down. This was one of my favorite series growing up. The story centers around a strong, female protagonist who is still barely a child. The emotional and physical hardships that she endures would have even some adults on their knees in despair. She not only has to survive in a harsh physical world, she has to survive and maneuver through the dualities of both her native culture and norms, and that of her American culture. I highly recommend this to young readers as it will give them an insight not only about nature, but about people and what it means to "grow up."
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a section of the book is a description of the main character's rape by her husband. This is definately not a book that children need to read. My 5th grader was given the book and the class was told not to read page such and such and of course they all did. I had to explain to her what rape was. There are too many other good books for children to read. Take a stand and help your school ban this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
My fourth grade daughter read this book and the children in her class had certain pages marked to share with other students. There are too many good books to allow our youth to read content of this nature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to know if this book is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have ever read, and I have read a lot, since I am in the highly gifted center. BUY IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend Sierra and i read this book in fifth grade. We never got to finish it though. WE FINALLY FOUND IT! THANK YOU BARNES AND NOBLE! KEEP ON YOUR GOOD WORK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book, a 13 year old girl ends up in the alasken wilderness and must learn how to survive. Somehow,she must make it to Sanfransisco,where her penpal lives, but how? On her way, she lives and learns from a wolf pack, who teach her a most valuable lessen she will never forget. There are also two seaquels,which are not on the nook,Julie and Julie's wolf pack.They may be in the library,but own them in paperback. Well... ENJOY THE BOOK!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where's the sequel to this I need it now this isn't funny any more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i dont like this book fo it contains rape and it is not for children i highly disliked it i had to explain to my child what it ment very unexpected to be given to children of this age! waste of time, waste of money
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in 5th grade and have to read this book for my literature circle in school. It puts me to sleep every time I read it. Daniel's character is really weird because he is only thirteen and he is married. I don't like the setting in the Alaskan tundra. The character of Miyax is also weird, for the same reason that Daniel's character is weird. Who cares about the wolves? I would DEFINITELY not recommend this ever in a billion years because I think it is dull, boring, and stupid. It is a total waste of time and energy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Julie of the wolves This book is called Julie of the wolves. Jean Craighead George wrote it. The book is an Eskimo named Miyax who ran away from her home because of her vulgar husband. She is thirteen and brought basic supplies to support herself limiting for her journey in Alaska towards San Francisco to the home of her pen pall and live with her to lead a better life. Eventually she has to find food and does not know how to hunt. She is eventually befriended by a wolf book and its leader that decides to make her part of their pack. I disliked this book because it was unethical and it wasn¿t my type of genre. The book wasn¿t exciting to read because u could expect what was going to happen next. You kind of had question the way the book was presented because in most books you were able to feel like you were in the book. The plot really didn¿t interest me because it just seemed like a drag to read it. The only thing that was different about the author was that I haven¿t seen many books about Eskimos and wolves so it¿s a unique plot but that¿s about it. The characters were not realistic because normally a wolf wouldn¿t let an outsider into their pack especially one of a different species. The ending was expected and typical ending which was one of the reasons I didn¿t like it. The author used a third person writing style, I prefer a 1st person because it makes you feel more like your in the book with every detail in the perspective of the main character. The author does use the vocabulary in an interesting way because a lot of it is of the Eskimo. The author was very typical and proper in this book which some people like but you have to read for yourself if you like those kinds of books. The author¿s ability was interesting but flawed because the author didn¿t describe the right things to feel like you¿re in the book. Their wasn¿t really anything to do improve the plot of this story but it is more of a young adult book. I would have to give this book one star because this book was unethical and likely because one it isn¿t likely that a little girl would go hundreds of miles to live with someone and then suddenly finds wolves that having their doubts except someone that wasn¿t of their family or species let her into the pack. I don¿t recommend this book to older readers but to younger ones who like a short book to read. The author I¿m sure that had a couple more descent books than this one. I don¿t remember the books off the top of my head but I believe they are young adult. If you read this book I hope you enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book is very good and touching and I thought before I read this that it would be boring but then I got into it. The only part that I didnt like was the part about Daniel.
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This book was kinda hard to get in to butt then it got really interesting to read so i loved it highly recomend
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I am in 6th grade and love reading.I am homeschooled too. And i am very picky when it comes to books. Usally i will read the back of a book and if it isn't interesting i don' t read it and i did it with this book but instead of me not liking it i LOVED IT! It was one of the best books i ever read. I hope however reads it likes it as much as i do.