[Jean Craighead George] ✓ Julie of the Wolves [asia PDF] Read Online ½ Real Rating 4.
5 starsI m editing my shite review and trying to do this work of art justice 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.
Not my usually type of book, but I loved it nonetheless.
This book struck a chord in my soul, made me feel alive and just made me feel and it was just beautiful Oh god, I need to reread this book, I want to feel that beauty again I really really really loved this and HIGHLY recommend 3 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 includes a rape scene And guess what No matter how repellent and unthinkable alcoholism, abuse, and divorce are, THEY HAPPEN.
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, 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 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 and was given aid Desperate, Miyax begins to emulate wolf behaviors and communication The wolves slowly begin to accept her presence, but she can t rely on them for all Miyax must unearth a hidden strength and the nearly lost wisdom of her ancestors to survive.
As the story unfolds, we learn that Miyax has another name and another life I The author spent a summer watching and studying the behaviors of a wolf pack in Denali She had seen a young woman walking the tundra alone The story is inspired.
Julie of the Wolves is a story about Miyak s journey from leaving a frightening situation behind at a very young age, to find her way, to her pen pal in San Francisco She is lost in Alaska with no food and no way to shelter herself from the tundra During her journey she is torn between a Gussak Julie way of life or is the Eskimo Miyak life a better way At times it is intense, will she survive She finally finds hope in a pack of wolves and begins to study how they communicate to one another which allows her to interact with them, in turn saves her life 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 but not least, write about an Eskimo, even a completely unlikable unrelatable Eskimo, because multiculturism sells, y all Three stars for naming her Julie.
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 of wrong happening to this poor little girl and her ability to endure it astounds me Maybe that is why I loved this book so much as a child It wasn t the animal aspect but the strong central character that drew me in I seem to have a knack for falling for the independent and stubborn leads that take not just one, but many life ass kicking s and still manage to see that 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 through Not just wolves, but lemmings, skuas, foxes, and a variety of other birds and animals populate these pages, strongly appealing to the naturalist in me.
As a child, I certainly did not understand the sadness about the changing way of life of the people of the Arctic George was obviously sorry to see the Native peop
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 friendship.
however, 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 here.
the licking of the chin and cheeks means hail to the chief.
it actually DOES translate.
I m weirded out by this.
A reminder of what the world was like to live in Nature and with nature.
It took me a while to read this and it had little to do with the story and mostly to do with time I m so glad I finally read this story I find this story to be quite powerful and the message of living in balance with nature is quite a powerful theme and call Julie has knowledge of how to survive in the wilderness That knowledge is so valuable People should make money by letting people pay to come for a week or two and learn to survive on the land and appreciate the world around them.
Julie was married off to a family that didn t quite work out for her It was not good So, she decides to run away She runs off over the tundra of the Northern world and finds a wolf pack that takes her in Julie is smart and knows how to read wolves She survives on the plains with the wolves The best part of the story