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Part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, Buck is a sturdy crossbreed canine accustomed to a comfortable life as a family doguntil he's seized from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog. There, the forbidding landscape is as harsh as life itself during the gold rush of the 1890s. Forced to function in a climate where every day is a savage struggle for survival, Buck adapts quickly. Traces of his earlier existence are obliterated and he reverts to his dormant primeval instincts, encountering danger and adventure as he becomes the leader of a wolf pack and undertakes a journey of nearly mythical proportions.
Superb details, taken from Jack London's firsthand knowledge of Alaskan frontier life, make this classic tale of endurance as gripping today as it was over a century ago. One of literature's most popular and exciting adventure stories, The Call of the Wild is a childrens classic that will inspire imaginations generation after generation.
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Born in the wilds of the freezing cold Yukon, White Fang - half-dog, half-wolf - is the only animal in the litter to survive. He soon learns the harsh laws of nature, yet buried deep inside him are the distant memories of affection and love. Will this fiercely independent creature of the wild learn to trust man again? Richard Adams, prize-winning author of Watership Down, introduces this chilling, beautiful tale of the wild.
In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, a wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of the litter. Son of Kiche half-wolf, half-dog and the aging wolf One Eye, he is thrust into a savage world where each day becomes a fight to stay alive.
In the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada, a wolf cub soon finds himself the sole survivor of the litter. Son of Kiche?half-wolf, half-dog?and the aging wolf One Eye, he is thrust into a savage world where each day becomes a fight to stay alive.
About the Author
Jack London (1876-1916) published an enormous number of stories and novels, including The Call of the Wild, White Fang
, and Martin Eden
Richard Adams is the author of the Carnegie Medal winning book Watership Down.