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Julie of the Wolves, Jean Craighead George

This novel of adventure and suspense presents the clash between traditional Inuit values and those of the modern westernized world. When Julie decides that running away is her only alternative to a frightening situation, she becomes lost in the frozen Arctic tundra. Her knowledge of traditional Inuit ways and her understanding of the starkness and beauty of nature enable her to survive with a wolf pack. Eventually reunited with her father, Julie confronts the painful realities of a world that cannot remain as it once was.

Related Readings

"The Wolves" from Jean Craighead George—excerpt from the biography by Alice Cary

"Killing to Survive" from Wolf Pack: Tracking Wolves in the Wild —natural history by Sylvia A. Johnson and Alice Aamodt

from Julie's Wolf Pack—fiction by Jean Craighead George

from Celebrate the States: Alaska—informative nonfiction by Rebecca Stefoff

"Two Inches Above the Television Screen"—social commentary by Gail B. Stewart

from The Igloo—informative nonfiction by Charlotte and David Yue

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