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In a starred review, PW praised the "breathtakingly clear prose" and "striking observations about Eskimo culture" in this "nearly perfect" sequel to the 1973 Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Grade 5-8-George continues the story begun in Newbery-award winning Julie of the Wolves (HarperCollins, 1974) with the young woman's return to her father's home in Kangik, Alaska. As she becomes reaquainted with Kapugen, she tries to accept the fact that he killed her beloved wolf Amaroq. She must also come to terms with her father's abandonment of some traditional Eskimo ways in order to help the local population survive, his new wife (a white woman), and a new romantic interest of her own. Julie is no longer a loner; she, too, learns about being a part of a community, one that is struggling to exist in a difficult and changing environment. But she also vows to protect the surviving wolves and move them to a place where they will not threaten her father's herd of musk-oxen. Although there is purpose (nearing obsession) to Julie's actions, readers must pay attention to the frequent shifts in the location of the wolf pack and the all-important caribou, vital to both the survival of the wolves and the village. As Julie seeks to move the pack leader, Kapu, and the other wolves closer to a food source, readers may sense some resemblance to the scenes of gaining trust in the earlier title and some may question Julie's interference with the natural order of things (an intervention she cannot possibly maintain). Still, the sense of place and of a people is strong throughout. In the end, her father changes his philosophy from needing to kill the wolves to releasing his oxen into the wild, a conclusion that is a bit abrupt but thoroughly satisfying.
Susan Knorr, Milwaukee Public Library, WI
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this moving and informative book, Jean Craighead George follows the story of Julie, an Inuit girl. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gilly Nadel
These are great outdoor adventure books. I would recommend this book to a friend!👍👍👍Published 10 months ago by John Vargason
A fascinating story about an Inuit girl who lives on the tundra and gets to know a wolf pack. Her father has adapted to a more modern lifestyle, which Julie would rather not do. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Grace Greenwood
Julie's (or Miyax's) mother passed away from 8 year old Julie. Left with Kapugen, her father, Julie became intelligent, observant, and one with the Arctic tundra. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by Dr David J Payne
This book is full of inaccuracies about the behavior of animals, Alaska Natives, and geographical errors. I am from Northwest Alaska and teach elementary school. Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by A Concerned Teacher
I am a teacher and this year my 6th graders read, "Julie of the Wolves" in class. They are so excited to begin reading the sequel. Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by B. Mcdaniel
Julie is the sequel to Julie Of The Wolves, and you have to read the first book before you read this one. Read morePublished on September 16, 2010
Julie was about an Eskimo girl who got lost in the Alaskan tundra. Julie, the girl learned to live by wolf ways. She followed the wolves and they accepted her. Read morePublished on January 4, 2007