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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? John Schoenherr's line drawings suggest rather than tell about the compelling experiences of a girl searching for answers in a bleak landscape that at first glance would seem to hold nothing. Fans of Jean Craighead George's stunning, Newberry Medal-winning coming-of-age story won't want to miss Julie (1994) and Julie's Wolf Pack (1998). (Ages 10 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
“The whole book has a rare, intense reality which the artist enhances beautifully with animated drawings.” (The Horn Book)
“Jean George has captured the subtle nuances of Eskimo life, animal habits, the pain of growing up, and combines these elements into a thrilling adventure which is, at the same time, a poignant love story.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“The evocatively written, empathetic story effectively evokes the nature of wolves and dramatizes how the traditional Eskimo way of life is giving way before the relentless onlaught of civilization.” (ALA Booklist)
“It is a book anyone who loves the outdoors will find hard to forget.” (Boston Globe)
“[Jean Craighead George’s] novel is packed with expert wolf lore, its narrative beautifully conveying the sweeping vastness of tundra as well as many other aspects of the Arctic, ancient and modern, animal and human. It is refreshing to see the Arctic well portrayed through a woman’s eyes.” (New York Times)
I got this book from the library and skimmed through it! I am a young teen.... and this books was disgusting! It started out ok!! But seriously! Read morePublished 7 days ago by Avani of the Earth Kingdom
This book is not suitable for children at all. The rape scene is incredibly graphic and awful. It wasn’t necessary to have it in the plot. Read more
This is a delightful but sad story of a young woman who decides she will live by the ways of her Eskimo forbears. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Clare O'Beara
I bought this for my ten year old girl. She just finished My Side Of The Mountain and liked it. However, she says she's having a hard time getting into this one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by 5toomany
This is a great book but not for young readers. It really is for 12yrs and older and should not be in the 8yrs-12yrs category unless you want to explain some hard truths about... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bell pepper
DaVinCat Book Review: I had read Julie of the Wolves when I was younger and I remember loving the story, but it’s been at least 15 years since I would have read it, plus I’m going... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jenni C.
This is a horrible book!
Besides the rape issue, that other reviews have already brought up, there's so many other issues with this book that I would not recommend it to... Read more