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Julie by Jean Craighead George
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Julie (original 1994; edition 1996)

by Jean Craighead George (Author), Wendell Minor (Illustrator)

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Title:Julie
Authors:Jean Craighead George (Author)
Other authors:Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (1996), Edition: First Edition, 226 pages
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Julie by Jean Craighead George (1994)

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Sequel to Julie of the Wolves. When Julie returns to her father's Eskimo village, she struggles to find a way to save her beloved wolves in a changing Arctic world and she falls in love with a young Siberian man.
  jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
A touching book I read in grade school. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
Fiction: Chapter Book
George, Jean Criaghead Julie. Illust. By Wendell Minor. HarperCollins, 1994. 227p.Middle-school
In this sequel to Julie of the Wolves, Miyax (Julie) comes to terms with living with her father, Kapugen, and his gussak wife, Ellen, in the village of Kangik, in North Slope, Alaska. There they are raising musk oxen for their qiviut. When Kapu and his wolf pack threaten the musk ox, Miyax has to lead them away to find other food so they will not be killed. Lovely, realistic charcoal and pencil drawings accompany the narrative text. The poignant story is told with a narrative viewpoint. Themes are reconciliation and cooperation.
AK: Northern village life, musk ox, wolves
Activity: Ask children if they have seen musk ox and if so, what were they like? Have they seen qiviut? What does it look and feel like? (Show them images from websites if they haven’t seen it before.) ( )
  LoriOrtega | Jun 21, 2015 |
This unusual story of a 13-year-old Eskimo girl who survives in the Canadian Artic by ‘joining’ a wolf pack won the 1973 Newbery Medal. Julie of the Wolves is set in Alaska in what seems to be the early 1970s.

Miyax/Julie (they all had two names, Eskimo and English) leaves an arranged marriage and sets out with some food to walk to her pen pal’s house in San Francisco. On the way, she learns self-reliance through the traditional ways, and finds her father.

Although it’s complimentary to the traditional Eskimos and their way of life: The people at seal camp had not been as outdated and old-fashioned as she had been led to believe. No, on the contrary, they had been wise. They had adjusted to nature instead of to man-made gadgets, and obliquely critical of the effect of the ‘gussaks’ on the Eskimo culture and society, there still seemed to me to be a bit of colonialism in the author’s presentation of Julie. Perhaps it’s only that the perspective is 40 years old.

Read this if: you’re interested in a period look at traditional Eskimo culture; or you’ve read Farley Mowat’s Never Cry Wolf and want to try a fictional account of wolf life. 3 stars ( )
  ParadisePorch | Dec 7, 2012 |
I really liked this book it seemed to follow up well with the other one but I found it very hard to follow like when she speaks in a different language but i thought that the author does a very good job describing every thing. ( )
  Pollifax | May 28, 2011 |
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Julie's decision to return home to her people is not an easy one. But after many months in the wilderness, living in harmony with the wolves that saved her life, she knows the time has come. Julie is not prepared, however, for all the changes that she finds. Her father has forsaken many of the old Eskimo traditions. He has given up his sled dogs for a snowmobile, and now looks after the musk oxen that serve as the village's income. He will do anything to protect them -- even shoot any wolves that might threaten the herd. Julie knows that, like her father, she must find a way to reconcile the old ways with the new. But how can she do that without putting her beloved wolves in danger?
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Julie's decision to return home to her people is not an easy one. But after many months in the wilderness, living in harmony with the wolves that saved her life, she knows the time has come.

Julie is not prepared, however, for all the changes that she finds. Her father has forsaken many of the old Eskimo traditions. He has given up his sled dogs for a snowmobile, and now looks after the musk oxen that serve as the village's income. He will do anything to protect them -- even shoot any wolves that might threaten the herd. Julie knows that, like her father, she must find a way to reconcile the old ways with the new. But how can she do that without putting her beloved wolves in danger?

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When Julie returns to her father's Eskimo village, she struggles to find a way to save her beloved wolves in a changing Arctic world and she falls in love with a young Siberian man.

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