Julie of the Wolves

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Julie of the Wolves
  • Jean Craighead George
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9780064400589

Julie of the WolvesMiyax, 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

10 thoughts on “Julie of the Wolves

  1. Marie Lu says:

    Amaroq Kapu My heart

  2. Jacqueline says:

    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.

  3. Calista says:

    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 is when she is living with the wolves and learning from them Jean is an amazing writer and she obviously knows about survival skills She wrote My side of the Mountain and that was all about surviving in the wilderness as well She can spin a good yarn outdoors for certain Her books are incredible The pace is a little slower than today, but I found it very engaging and interesting There is a flashback to Julie living with that family she marries into and that was the place I got stuck for so long That part dragged, but the parts she is outside were amazing This is similar to Hatchet in some ways Jean does use the word Eskimo and the book is written in 1972 when that was accepted, but I recently learned that they consider that a slur and prefer to be called something else like Inuit That was news to me, but apparently, now they really hate that word It is used a lot in this story I did enjoy this and it is worth reading, in my opinion I love nature, but I am not suited to live in nature any longer I can t drag around a library out there I love living close to nature with plumbing and yet, I still found this book very powerful and a great read.

  4. Catie says:

    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 In childhood, she left the warmth and tradition of the seal camp and her father, to join her aunt in a developed town There, she attended school, gained a pen pal in San Francisco, and became Julie But at age thirteen, according to the Eskimo tradition, she agrees to marry the son of her father s close friend All seems well, until her husband becomes aggressive Julie decides to flee toward the hope of San Francisco and a new life.This is a powerful story of conflict between two identities and two sets of traditions Julie loves the safety of home and people she wants to have a place in society But when Julie runs into the wilderness, her proprieties and her limits are stripped away She loses her fear and uncertainty and she finds Miyax underneath it all And she finds even than that a new family and a new home.But can Miyax s new home remain untouched With the industrialized world expanding ever further into the north, her new life is not a stable one The ending is bittersweet, but it feels like truth.What s most interesting to me is that I felt my own reactions to Miyax s environment change right along with hers In the beginning, I felt frightened for Miyax and a bit disgusted by the lengths that she was forced to go to in order to survive But by the end, I was happily eating raw liver and packing my sled with caribou chips aka, poop for fuel right along with her I rejoiced at the thought of Miyax turning her back on civilized life and surviving on her own.Perfect Musical PairingGenesis White MountainFrom the 1970 album, an epic song about harsh reality and adventure through the eyes of a wolf on the white mountain Couldn t be perfect

  5. Cathy says:

    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.

  6. Julie says:

    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.

  7. Lesle says:

    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 The story is well written, it is believable in the fact that it could possibly happen in the world of Eskimo life Miyax s ingenuity to survive with the pack and sustain herself with some of the lessons she learned from her father is the heart of the story She also is able to save another, with the Plover Bird A couple that is out hunting find her and give her hope to reunite with her father and show him what she has learned.The descriptions are very detailed, the real life hits her hard when she realizes her father is modernized which has led to the death of one she admired so much She gives the Plover to her father as a gift, shortly after the bird passes Is this a sign Sad.The sketchings are also pretty detailed and give you a true image of her different circumstances.Wolves are fascinating creatures the way they build structure in the pack and how they show respect towards the leader.

  8. Amanda NEVER MANDY says:

    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 sparkle that makes it all worth it shine on through I may display an empty cup mentality but I sure don t read like it.

  9. Wanda says:

    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 people losing their traditional way of life and becoming initiated into regular North American culture The ending is particularly heart wrenching, as Julie faces the fact that she must also join in settled life I experienced similar feelings when visiting Bhutan the young people were all excited about the internet and joining in world culture, but as a visitor, I saw that their culture risked losing so much of its uniqueness as a result Yet who in their right mind would deny them the right to modernize It s a balancing act, to take the best of other cultures while retaining what is best of your own I think there are echoes in this book of the idea that Native peoples and their cultures would inevitably die out, something which so many are still struggling against So many indigenous languages are quickly going extinct, being replaced by European languages Hopefully, these communities will be able to hold the line against further erosion of their cultures and languages.

  10. Leona Carstairs says:

    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