Julie's Wolf Pack

Julie's Wolf Pack

by Jean Craighead George
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Julie's Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George

From the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Julie of the Wolves and its sequel, Julie, comes a third exciting adventure about the wolf pack that saved the life of a young girl when she was lost on the tundra. Julie has returned to her family, but her wolf pack has a story all its own. Fearless but inexperienced Kapu is now the new leader of the pack. He must protect his wolves from the threats of famine and disease and, at the same time, defend himself from bitter rivals, both inside and outside the pack, who are waiting for their chance to overthrow him. The strength of Kapu's leadership will determine not just the well-being of the pack but its very survival.

Jean Craighead George's research and first-hand observation form this engrossing, epic tale that's sure to draw readers into the fascinating world of wolves.

Author Biography:

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in a family of naturalists, Jean George has centered her life around writing and nature. She attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with degrees in English and science. In the 1940s she was a member of the White House press corps and a reporter for the Washington Post. Ms. George, who has written over 90 books - among them My Side of the Mountain (Dutton), a 1960 Newbery Honor Book, and its sequels On the Far Side of the Mountain and Frightful's Mountain (both Dutton) - also hikes, canoes, and makes sourdough pancakes. In 1991, Ms. George became the first winner of the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association's Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, which was presented to her for the "consistent superior quality" of her literaryworks.

Her inspiration for the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves evolved from two specific events during a summer she spent studying wolves and tundra at the Arctic Research Laboratory of Barrow, Alaska: "One was a small girl walking the vast ad lonesome tundra outside of Barrow; the other was a magnificent alpha male wolf, leader of a pack in Denali National Park ... They haunted me for a year or more, as did the words of one of the scientists at the lab: 'If there ever was any doubt in my mind that a man could live with the wolves, it is gone now. The wolves are truly gentlemen, highly social and affectionate.'"

The mother of three children, Jean George is a grandmother who has joyfully red to her grandchildren since they were born. Over the years Jean George has kept 173 pets, not including dogs and cats, in her home in Chappaqua, New York. "Most of these wild animals depart in autumn, when the sun changes their behavior and they feel the urge to migrate or go off alone. While they are with us, however, they become characters in my books, articles, and stories."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060274061
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/1997
Series: Julie of the Wolves Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.82(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
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's Wolf Pack 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
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nannyl More than 1 year ago
Another great Jean Craighead George book. All her books are excellent. This one shows us that we can co-exist with nature.
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I received this book on a whim when I was nine and had no idea what I was getting into. It turned into an amazing story. I grew-up with a great love of wolves and they still remain my favorite animal even now that I'm 18. The author did an amazing job at describing the lives of this pack. I went back and read the first two books after this one because I had no idea who Julie was. Overall though, this book was amazing and I would definitely recommend it to any wolf lover.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the greatest book in HISTORY!!!ilove it better than julie of the wolves and julie because it tells more about the wolf pack than julie/miyax.but read the other books first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was unbelieveable! The pack's life is shown in such great detail, it's truly awe-inspiring. I love Lichen, Sweet Fur Amy, Aaka and Silver! The best book in the trilogy- I highly recommended it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This last book in the Julie of the Wolves trilogy was truly the insparation for me to start writing. George has given amazing insight into the world of arctic wolves. I had long thought about writing my own book, but this one truly made my decision to craft my own story of Arctic life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best out of the trilogy by far. You really get to see into the lives of Kapu and the other wolves. You can tell that Ms. George has spent alot of time researching and studying the wonder that is the arctic wolf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was the best out of the three because it focused on the wolves! i love the whole pack! i am currently working on my own wolf novel, and these book were my inspiration! (zing is the best character)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book ws great! I've read it five times. What happened to Ice Blink was sad. She was such a nice wolf. It was too bad a lot of the wolves and pups died. I think what Dr.Hardy did was mean. He had no right to take Kapu fom the wild and test him like a lab rat. He was torturing him and Kapu couldn't do anything about it. I'm happy it didn't destroy the pack with great idea. It's great that Raw Bones is gone, Sweet Fur Amy finally has her pups and Kapu's back! I can't wait until the next book comes out. I wonder what the pups will be named and what will happen between Storm Call and Sweeet Fur Amy and Kapu and Aaka want to be alpha male and female.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book in the Julie of the wolves series. Lots of action and adventure. I read it twice in one day!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miyax(Julie) an Eskimo girl, is back, this time, in Julie's Wolf Pack! Kapu, the wolf, and his pack are bigger now. Humans, like Miyax, are trying to vaccinate the wolves from rabies, but some just run away. Uh-oh. The rabies are spreading to other wolves. They become stragglers and are taken in by unaware packs. That is a really easy way to spread rabies, all those wolves in a pack. How will Willow Pup Julie's(Julie's nickname from the wolves when she was helped by them) favorite wolf pack survive? And more importantly, will they survive the epidemic of rabies? I enjoyed reading Julie's Wolf Pack because it portrays wolves acting as they normally would act, and not as predators that bite everything that moves. And eat the prey. Like Julie of the Wolves, its predecessor, the same pack is the pack Julie is going to try to save. Kapu's father, Amaroq, was killed by humans. I like how the human beings' true natures are not covered up, but exposed by Jean Craighead George. I like her descriptive way of writing. In this book, her(Miyax) feelings are shown clearly. It is shown like in Julie of the Wolves. My favorite parts are the wolves' names. They are like Native American names. I like the wolves' names because they are very descriptive about them. Examples are Cloud Berry and Sweet Fur Amy. I recommend this book for people who like animals and like reading about their behavior and how they feel. Jean Craighead George has also written some other books. Examples are Julie of the Wolves, as I already mentioned, and The Talking Earth. Her books are always interesting. If you really like nature, read her books! :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book a lot. I love the whole survile thing. i havn't read the next book yet but i am hoping the Kapu will come back and i also hope that Sweet fur Amy will make a good alpha. I can't wait to see what will happen if Kapu does come back and finds out that his daughter has taken over the pack. i wounder if they will fight for leadership.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book, 'Julie Of The Wolves', and Finding out about the other two I had to keep reading them. After reading the second book, 'Julie', I read the third book in the Series and fell in love again. Ever since then I hasve been reading and re-reading the books as the enjoyment never seemed to cease.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found Julie's Wolf Pack the best out of the three. Although it is sad, it is exciting and adventurous at the same time. I especially liked how there was a section that was somewhat like a family tree. I widely recommend this book to all adventure/survival readers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it so much!!!! Even though my name is Julie, I loved the book about the wolves. It was very confusing in the beginning but it got more interesting and exciting. I wondered why did Kapu and Aaka's pups pass away. But in the book and in real life it was the way of survival. I really loved it and read it every second when I had the chance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Julie's Wolf Pack is the first story I have ever read about the culture and lives a wolf pack. This book was a little hard to get into. There are alot of main characters at he begining of the book and it is a little confusing, but once a reader grasps what is going on and who each character is the book is hard to put down. George does a great job portraying the wolf's culture and rules. The reader is able to relate the way of the wolf's life and make connections back to human nature. Julie's Wolf Pack has all the elements of a great read. This book has character develpment, plot, setting and creates suspense right up until the very end of the book. This book did not end the way I had expected. After following the whole life of the wolf and sharing the wolf's experiances through reading I had built up a ending in my mind, and this did not happen. I was not at all dissapointed with this book,or the way it ended. If the reader wants to read a great book and learn a good deal about the wolfpack culture, this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my all time favorite book. It's full of characters,action,suspense,and drama. Kapu is the greatest character out of the males and Sweet Fur Amy is the best out of the females. If you like wolves read this book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best out of the three. It was sad,cute,and,funny. It tells about the wolves life. I loved this one!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was the best book i have ever read in my entire life, i had to read 3 books this summer and this was the last book, i guess the saying save the best for last is true because i think everyone that has read this book will agree this is the best book they have read, because that is what i would say if you asked me! so please give this book a shot and start reading it now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book, and plan to buy the next two, but I would like to speak my anger in the fact that one of the reviewing people gave away a very big spoiler, that ruined the book for me. Thanks alot.