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Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves By Jean Craighead George John Schoenherr Julie of the Wolves Miyax like many adolescents is torn But unlike most her choices may determine whether she lives or dies At an orphan and unhappily married Miyax runs away from her husband s parents home hop

  • Title: Julie of the Wolves
  • Author: Jean Craighead George John Schoenherr
  • ISBN: 9780064400589
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • Julie of the Wolves By Jean Craighead George John Schoenherr Miyax, like many adolescents, is torn But unlike most, her choices may determine whether she lives or dies At 13, an orphan, and unhappily married, Miyax runs away from her husband s parents home, hoping to reach San Francisco and her pen pal But she becomes lost in the vast Alaskan tundra, with no food, no shelter, and no idea which is the way to safety Now, thaMiyax, like many adolescents, is torn But unlike most, her choices may determine whether she lives or dies At 13, an orphan, and unhappily married, Miyax runs away from her husband s parents home, hoping to reach San Francisco and her pen pal But she becomes lost in the vast Alaskan tundra, with no food, no shelter, and no idea which is the way to safety Now, than ever, she must look hard at who she really is Is she Miyax, Eskimo girl of the old ways Or is she Julie her gussak white people name , the modernized teenager who must mock the traditional customs And when a pack of wolves begins to accept her into their community, Miyax must learn to think like a wolf as well If she trusts her Eskimo instincts, will she stand a chance of surviving
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    1. Jacqueline on said:

      at first I thought Julie s observations of wolf behavior to be overly simplistic It s not just a matter of adopting their vocal cues to one another that will allow you to approach a wild wolf and gain its trust and friendshipever, after a while I attempted some of the wolf behaviors on my 2 dogs, and was surprised that they seemed to work and be understood Imagine pippen s surprise when I bit the top of her nose the first time hehthe grunt whine means come heree licking of the chin and cheeks me [...]

    2. Catie on said:

      3.5 starsI m glad that this is getting re released, because I think that it deserves to find a new generation of fans This book is very short less than one hundred pages and simply written, but I found it very affecting nonetheless The story opens with the Eskimo girl Miyax lost, alone, and starving in the Alaskan wilderness Her only hope of survival is the nearby wolf pack, and the long ago memory of a tale that her lost father told of one hard winter when he appealed to a wolf leader for help [...]

    3. Cathy on said:

      This book won the Newbery award in 1973 It is really excellent and quite an amazing story I thoroughly enjoyed it Because my husband LOVES Alaska so much, he also read it Well, I love Alaska too We would go back there in 2 split seconds if our children weren t here instead of there ALSO this book has been challenged often and can you guess why Well, these are the ones I could find socialist, communist, evolutionary, and anti family themes references to family alcoholism, abuse, and divorce inclu [...]

    4. Julie on said:

      Every writer should read this little Newberry winner.Why I m glad you asked, and I am so happy to answer.Every writer should read this little Newberry winner to learn that a book with a fast paced narrative that is readable may not only sell well, it may also win a prestigious book award A book with horrible dialogue may still be read over and over again in classrooms everywhere, so, it turns out, you don t need to waste any further time on making dialogue authentic Whew What a relief And, last [...]

    5. Amanda NEVER MANDY on said:

      I decided it best to reacquaint myself with this story since it had been such a long time between my original read and this review and let me just say what a difference time has had with this one My memories were of this little girl who happened to make friends with a pack of wolves while traveling from point A to point B, which consisted of some mildly dangerous wilderness WRONGOAdult me looks at this story now and sees sad Buckets of it From beginning to end there is just a whole hell of a lot [...]

    6. Wanda on said:

      Wanda s Summer Carnival of Children s Literature Although I know that I read Julie of the Wolves when I was about 11 years old, I could not recall a single detail of it, just a general impression that it had been an enjoyable book I think I got much out of it reading it as an adult What I can truly appreciate now is the wonderful depiction of the natural world, the Arctic environment The author spent some time in Alaska, doing biological research, and her knowledge of the area just shines throu [...]

    7. Emily on said:

      The genre was action fiction When Amaroq died, it was very sad One of the things that made me sad was when Amaroq died was when Julie screamed For a bounty, for money, the magnificent Amaroq is dead I think this might be how some one feels when someone important dies pg 140 At first, Amaroq did not let Julie in the pack Why do you think he eventually did Why was Jello a wolf in shame why did the men kill Amaroq and then not take him with them I think that this was a very good book because I like [...]

    8. Tyler on said:

      My younger brother is a rather picky eater When he eats something he doesn t like, he clamps his nose with two fingers and swallows the food as quickly as possible while suppressing the gag reflex For him, some foods just don t go down as easy as others For me, Jean Craghead George s Julie of the Wolves could hardly go down at all It s a quick and easy read, for ages 10 and up, coming in at about 150 pages, and to be honest, that s all I could bear.This 1972 Newberry award winning novel shows th [...]

    9. Dan on said:

      Synopsis To escape from an arranged marriage gone bad, Miyax Julie runs away into the Alaskan wilderness Becoming lost, she quickly realizes that she must befriend a pack of wolves, or starve to death While she left to escape from the traditions of her forefathers, she comes to realize that it is their wisdom that will guide her through her greatest challenges If, that is, she can survive to tell the tale.Personal thoughts Of the Newbery s I ve read so far, this is probably the one I liked the l [...]

    10. Jen on said:

      According to this book, to survive in the tundra you might need to drink from a wolf s teat, collect upchucked food from furred friends, and stuff your pockets full of excrement for fuel It also doesn t hurt to be be very, very optimistic about life and your chances of survival in general According to Kapugen, Julie s father, when you re feeling fear you need to change your position So, when Julie begins to fear life among a new family, she changes position by walking out into barren landscapes [...]

    11. Cassi aka Snow White Haggard on said:

      I was a little bit curious when I saw this book on Netgalley It s not like the other new releases Mainly because it s not new at all It s a Newberry Medal winner published in 1972 repackaged for the ebook market with a shiny new cover which I like.Aside from the curiosity two things drew me Alaska Eskimos any variety of Native Americans has this effect on me Child me loved stories involving Native Americans, obsessively so I even built a wigwam in the woods once with sticks no joke In other news [...]

    12. Tina Cipolla on said:

      I have read several of Jean Craighead George s books over the years and I have thoroughly enjoyed them Julie of the Wolves fits is exactly what I expect of JCG There are striking parallels between this story and JCG s other very famous book My Side of the Mountain.Miyax her American name is Julie, but she is almost always referred to as Miyax in the book has run away from an child marriage and is trying to live off the land in Alaska using traditional Eskimo survival strategies In the beginning [...]

    13. LeonaCarstairs on said:

      I love this book It s amazing, at first I was unsure of whether I would like it or not, but, turns out that I love it This is a short novel approximately 176 pgs but it s so worth reading I have long been looking for a book which features a female MC surviving in the wilderness, and I found it And It Was So Good Not my usually type of book, but I loved it nonetheless.I m so sad my used copy is so ugly and ripped, I need to get a prettier copy Preferably hardcover.

    14. Tiffany PSquared on said:

      There was something about his book that drew me in It was one of the only books that I would read over and over again I thought no one was as brave as Julie, making her life in the wilderness with a family of wolves.I loved this book then and it still brings me fond memories.

    15. Gina on said:

      I ve loved this series since I was young Of course, I ve loved wolves since I was very young, so it always appealed to me in the best way Suffice it to say, it holds up in an adult reading I still actually felt teary at one point That medal was well deserved.

    16. Mia on said:

      Julie of the WolvesWritten By Jean Craighead GeorgeIllustrated By John SchoenherrBook Report Written By Mia F SPOILER ALERT Julie of the wolves is a great book filled of adventure and suspense In this book you may think that the narrator would be Julie but Julie isn t even her real name, the main character s real name is Miyax Miyax s pen pal Amy calls her Julie You don t actually know who the narrator is because the story is told in second person this book has 3 sections the first one is called [...]

    17. Manuel Alfonseca on said:

      A nice novel about the life of eskimos and wild animals, survival in the Alaskan wilderness, and the clash of the western way of life with primitive people.

    18. Heather on said:

      1973 Newbery Medal WinnerThe wolves were not really enough to hook me on this one I became interested as Miyax s back story was explained in the second part However, in my immaturity I did enjoy sharing the gory details with Hubby Miyax gets peed on when she joins the wolf pack, eats a wolf s regurgitated stomach contents, tries to suckle from a wolf s teat, eats crane fly larvae, chows down the entrails of some owlets and the liver of a caribou the candy of the Arctic, yum yum , and collects C [...]

    19. Travelin on said:

      A friend at university had a comic book with one of the world s greatest titles Beautiful stories for ugly children Here we have another one, a Newberry Winner no less.Two forebodings that dogged me throughout were 1 It read like research that wasn t fully understood 2 The author has a very English sounding name.SoI have some idea how wolves raise their young, how Eskimo compasses are built, and how sleds are made from nothing but ice and string, but this book doesn t give enough explanation to [...]

    20. Mary on said:

      George s My Side of the Mountain was a huge childhood favorite of mine but I had not read Julie of the Wolves A friend recently started a Mother Daughter Book Group and this was the first book we took on I read it aloud to the whole family and everyone really liked it though we found the ending hard to understand and somewhat unsatisfying Readers finally prevailed on George to write a sequel called Julie in 1994 George delineates each wolf so distinctly that there is never any doubt which is whi [...]

    21. Brianna *BriBri* on said:

      The characters was the most compelling literary Elements of julie of the wolves.One of the picture really caught my attention and the page number is 57 I choose this picture because 1 it caught my attention 2 It was interesting and 3 because of the dialouge on the top of the page Sometimes when there was to much dialouge,so i couldn t really understand this very well Sometimes I couldn t picture what was really happening in the passage, that is why illistrator are good to share Sometimes when th [...]

    22. Deidre on said:

      I read this when I was a youngster all I remember is that I named my cat s kittens after the wolves in this book probably in 6th grade and then again with my son who loves Call of the Wild and anything on wolves I think it is of the same caliber as My Side of the Mountain and Island of the Blue Dolphins in authenticity I love these books that give an appreciation for nature and the relationships with animal companions and surviving the elements in creative ways.

    23. Sarah on said:

      Yes, this is one depressing story Things start bad and generally stay bad and guess what end bad Anything positive is temporary, but Julie is a survivor She s not afraid to walk away from a bad situation and she s not afraid to be alone There s a lesson for us all The author gives us a slice of Eskimo life during a tragic transition from old to new ways It would have been unauthentic to give the book a happy ending.

    24. Frankly Frankie on said:

      Oh my Didn t realize this was a series when I was younger May have to re read.

    25. Mai Person on said:

      It was such an amazing book At first I really didn t like Julie but I soon grew to understand why she was like that and the ending is so sad.

    26. Katharine on said:

      Julie of the wolves Book ReportBy Katharine B.If you plan to read this book then DO NOT read this book report, due to SPOILERS Introduction The author of the Newberry award winner of Julie of the Wolves is Jean Craighead George and the pictures were made by John Schoenherr Jean Craighead has also written books called My side of the mountain the talking earth and a few others John Schoenherr was the illustrator of the books called Gentle Ben Owl moon and some others The genre of this book is fict [...]

    27. Juli Anna on said:

      Wow This is certainly a classic for a reason There are definitely some problematic elements here, not the least of which is the use of the term Eskimo, so it shows its age However, there s so much beauty and quality wrapped up in this package First off, George s training as a naturalist is very apparent her descriptions of wolf behavior and the arctic seasons are incredible Also, Miyax is a powerful character, and I love that George doesn t shy away from depicting the brutality of human nature t [...]

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