- Age Range: 12 - 13 years
- Grade Level: 7 - 8
- Lexile Measure: 1110L (What's this?)
- Series: Tor Classics
- Mass Market Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Aerie; Unabridged edition (May 15, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812504321
- ISBN-13: 978-0812504323
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.4 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2,515 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #558,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Call of the Wild (Tor Classics) Unabridged Edition
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Grade 5 Up?These two classics receive fresh and worthy treatment in this new series. Children raised on computer games and frenetic television images may find the writings of Kipling and London to be old-fashioned and unrelated to the worlds they know best. That's why these books are a welcome addition to most collections. Kipling's stories of Mowgli, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, and Toomai of the elephants and London's story of the heroic dog Buck are superbly packaged. The original, unabridged texts are presented along with period maps and photographs, historical etchings and engravings, and newly created full-color illustrations that supply invaluable detail and background. Generous and colorfully presented details about the places, times, people, events, and natural life provide vital context. In The Jungle Book, readers learn about the English colonization of India, the domestication of elephants, purported cases of "wild children" raised by wolves, India's thick-lipped bears, panthers, wolves, mongooses, Bengal tigers, and myriad other details that contribute to fuller and more enjoyable appreciation of Mowgli's adventures in the lush jungle landscape of 19th-century India. Similarly, visual and print information about the Klondike, the Alaskan Gold Rush of 1896, sled dogs, wolves, and Jack London enrich the reading experience of young people first encountering The Call of the Wild. Both books are handsome to look at, inviting to read, and a boon to anyone charged with introducing today's youth to classic works.?Jerry D. Flack, University of Colorado
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
Novel by Jack London, published in 1903 and often considered to be his masterpiece. London's version of the classic quest story using a dog as the protagonist has sometimes been erroneously categorized as a children's novel. Buck, who is shipped to the Klondike to be trained as a sled dog, eventually reverts to his primitive, wolflike ancestry. He then undertakes an almost mythical journey, abandoning the safety of his familiar world to encounter danger, adventure, and fantasy. When he is transformed into the legendary "Ghost Dog" of the Klondike, he has become a true hero. --The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.
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Buck is a big dog; part Saint Bernard, part shepherd. He lived his life in a nice house with a nice family until the nefarious Manuel stole him and sold him to some people who took him to the Yukon and made him into a sled dog.
There are parts of this story that were brutal. I won't lie. Buck was abused, starved, and led a hard life. He had some masters who had no feelings or respect for him at all. He was sold to two different "teams" before ending up with Thornton, who pretty much retired him, loved, and cared for him. Buck, in return, loved and was loyal to Thornton.
This is a story about survival of the fittest. While the other dogs on the mush team were dropping dead, Buck prevailed. It's also about loyalty and friendship between a man and a dog.
The ending was fabulous. I absolutely loved it.
The wording in the book was a bit hard to read since the book was originally released in 1903. Speaking and writing was a bit different back then.
The best news is, it is free on public domain. I acquired my copy at Amazon and read it on my Kindle Fire.
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