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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
White Fang and Call of the Wild are both excellent. I recommend reading them together, as they illustrate two opposite facets of a dillemma: the choice between the freedom of the wilderness and the comforts of a regulated existence. Call of the Wild is about a dog who leaves his owner to join a pack of wolves. White Fang is about a wolf who is tamed.
What I like best about these works is that London, unlike many authors writing about animals (especially in children's books), doesn't endow his animal characters with human thoughts and emotions. Rather, he tries to convey a truly animal psychology -- less complex than a human one, perhaps, but no less intense.
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on January 23, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Call Of The Wild is about Buck, a dog that is stolen from his master and is shipped to the Artic North. Buck had a life that stranded him in another environment, and he develops skills to survive in the Artic. Spitz is the dog that hates Buck because he thinks Buck will take over as the new leader of the team. Judge Miller is Buck's first owner, and he just wants his dog back. John Thornton is Buck's new owner who buys Buck and traines him to be a sled dog. Buck and Spitz run into problems with each other and ended up fighting. Judge Miller has problems because he can't find his dog. John Thornton has money problems so he uses Buck to win money for him. Buck has adventures moving to the Artic and learning to be a sled dog. My favorite character is Spitz because he is a ferocious, fearless thief who wants to be respected by every dog. But the only dog that stands up to him is Buck and Spitz doesn't approve of that.
Buck is a character that I can relate to. He has to adapt to a new environment in a new place. I will have to adapt to Boot Camp when I join the Marine Corps. It isn't going to be easy, but it will be a good experience.
I liked the book. My favorite part is when Buck and Spitz finally fight. This battle determines the strength of Buck turning into a leader and defending himself. My least favorite part is the fate of Hal, Charles and Mercedes. Their experience demonstrates how hard it was to sled from one place to another in the cold Alaskan weather.
I recommend this book to any reader. People that enjoy reading adventure stories will especially enjoy this book. The Call Of The Wild was interesting and full of adventure.
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on January 19, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Call of the Wild by Jack London is an amazing book. Jack London does an incredible job at telling the story through the eyes of a dog. The dog in the sorty, Buck, is faced with some unbearable problems. He was taken from his home in San Diego, Cali. to the freezing arcitc. Through out his adventure Buck has to learn to live and adapt to his new environments. Also he learn the law of the club and fang, the man with the club has the power, and the dog whoes the strongest and the most fierce also has the power. Over all Call of the Wild is a great book that any age will enjoy. The book is not very long and the reading is fairly easy. Call of the Wild is a must have for any one who loves to read.
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on August 15, 2007
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If I could give this books more than 5 stars, I certainly would. Jack London is one of my favorite authors, and these books are a good example of his works. The way he portrays Alaska, and describes the lives of these dogs are incredible. You really feel the pain and joy of the dogs, and despite the language London likes to use, it's very easy to understand. The fact that these two books are rolled into one makes it even better.
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on January 30, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
A classic book in great condition. it was a gift for a 9 year old boy who loves stories about dogs.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
-Call of the Wild- This classic tale of a dog's life is one to be remembered forever. The main character Buck, a dog, must learn to live as a sled dog to survive. -White Fang- This book, also about a sled dog, is a classic story written by Jack London.
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