Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves #1

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Julie-of-the-WolvesAuthor: Jean Craighead George
Format: Paperback, 170 pages
Published: January 5th 2016 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 1972)
Original Title: Julie of the Wolves
ISBN: 0064400581 (ISBN13: 9780064400589)
Edition Language: English
Series: Julie of the Wolves #1
Characters: Miyax, Amaroq, Kapugen settingAlaska (United States)

Literary Awards: Newbery Medal (1973), Zilveren Griffel (1975), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee (1974), Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for Jugendbuch (1975), National Book Award Finalist for Children’s Books (1973)

Miyax, 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, more 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?

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