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Julie of the Wolves (Julie Series)

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Awards

Winner of the 1973 Newbery Medal.

Synopses & Reviews

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

Winner, 1973 Newbery Medal

Nominee, 1973 National Book Award for Children's Literature

Notable Children's Books of 1971?1975 (ALA)

1973 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

Children's Books of 1972 (Library of Congress)

Children's Books of International Interest 1972 (CSD/ALA)

Gold Star List 1973 (ESLC)

Synopsis:

A mesmerizing debut middle-grade novel about a boy, a girl, and a dog struggling to survive in an African land after the water has run out.

Synopsis:

In this haunting, lyrical novel told from three perspectives, Sarel has just witnessed the violent murder of her parents. But she is not completely alone on the drought-ridden land. Nandi is the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and for skinny Sarel-girl. Nandi knows they are all in trouble, and she knows, too, that a boy is coming—an escaped prisoner with the water song inside him. A hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful survival story.

Synopsis:

From the most celebrated childrens nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning Julie of the Wolves

In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses a rare sight—the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, that he calls Siku. But when he unwittingly guides Yankee whalers to a pod of bowhead whales, all the whales are killed. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku, the ice whale, returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter recognizes and saves the whale, and he in turn saves her. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead Georges last novel is an ambitious and touching take on the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the earth they depend on.

About the Author

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 literary works.

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."

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Sarah MacQueen, October 3, 2012 (view all comments by Sarah MacQueen)
I returned to this childhood favorite of mine in honor of Banned Books Week, and found it a much more complex story than I remembered. Though the writing is obviously aimed at children, the ideas and information are for anyone. Julie runs away to escape an uncomfortable home situation, intending to go to San Fransisco where her pen pal lives. Instead, she gets lost on the tundra. There she finds and befriends a wolf pack for survival. Then, as winter comes she must decide whether to follow the way of the eskimo or accept the world of the white men.
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N, April 27, 2012 (view all comments by N)
Working at the Children's desk at the library, I'm trying to read the Newbery award winners. Julie of the Wolves won in 1973 for good reason. I really enjoyed it. It is a wonderful tale of a girl on her own in the wilderness. Her struggles for food and companionship lead her to relationship with wolves. The story feels very real. I am eager to put this book into the hands of children here at the library. Especially good for anyone who loved My Side of the Mountain.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064400589
Author:
George, Jean Craighead
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
performance Narrated:
Schoenherr, John
Illustrator:
Schoenherr, John
Author:
George, Jea
Author:
by Jean Craighead George and John Schoenherr
Author:
Crowder, Melanie
Author:
Hendrix, John
Author:
Schoenherr, John
Author:
n Craighead
Location:
Prince Frederick, MD
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Eskimos
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Wolves
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Children's films
Subject:
Readers for new literates
Subject:
Survival -- Fiction.
Subject:
Talking books for children.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1331920
Series:
Julie of the Wolves
Series Volume:
99-39
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.62 lb
Age Level:
10-12

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"Synopsis" by , A mesmerizing debut middle-grade novel about a boy, a girl, and a dog struggling to survive in an African land after the water has run out.
"Synopsis" by , In this haunting, lyrical novel told from three perspectives, Sarel has just witnessed the violent murder of her parents. But she is not completely alone on the drought-ridden land. Nandi is the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and for skinny Sarel-girl. Nandi knows they are all in trouble, and she knows, too, that a boy is coming—an escaped prisoner with the water song inside him. A hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful survival story.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the most celebrated childrens nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning Julie of the Wolves

In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses a rare sight—the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, that he calls Siku. But when he unwittingly guides Yankee whalers to a pod of bowhead whales, all the whales are killed. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku, the ice whale, returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter recognizes and saves the whale, and he in turn saves her. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead Georges last novel is an ambitious and touching take on the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and the earth they depend on.

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