Julie of the Wolves by George, Jean Craighead

Julie of the Wolves

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The thrilling Newbery Medal-winning classic about a girl lost on the Alaskan tundra and how she survives with the help of a wolf pack.

Julie of the Wolves is a staple in the canon of children's literature and the first in the Julie trilogy. The survival theme makes it a good pick for readers of wilderness adventures such as My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, or Island of the Blue Dolphins.

This edition, perfect for classroom or home use, includes John Schoenherr's original scratchboard illustrations throughout, as well as bonus materials such as an introduction written by Jean Craighead George's children, the author's Newbery acceptance speech, selections from her field notebooks, a discussion guide, and a further reading guide.

To her small 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.

Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves and 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 and new lives. Is she the Miyax of her human village--or Julie of the wolves?

Don't miss any of the books in Jean Craighead George's groundbreaking series: Julie of the Wolves, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack.



Author: Jean Craighead George
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 07/02/2019
Pages: 170
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.34lbs
Size: 7.50h x 5.10w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780064400589
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 6
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 49 / Julie of the Wolves


Award: Newbery Medal - Winner


Review Citation(s):
Entertainment Weekly 09/04/2015 pg. 44

About the Author
George, Jean Craighead: -

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. Born into a family of famous naturalists, Jean spent her entire career writing books that celebrated the natural world.