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The Call of the Wild (original 1903; edition 2012)

by Jack London

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Title:The Call of the Wild
Authors:Jack London
Info:Simon & Brown (2012), Paperback, 80 pages
Collections:Your library, Read in 2012
Rating:****
Tags:Classic Children's Literature, 50 States Challenge: Alaska, TIOLI #5: Read a Book You've Been Meaning to Read All Year

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The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)

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The Call of the Wild centers around a dog named Buck and his survival in the human world. The book grapples with themes such as violences and nurture vs. nature. Students who enjoy reading about the struggle to survive harsh conditions will enjoy this book. ( )
  Melina_Hiatt_Easter | Jul 16, 2015 |
Moser doziert manchmal fast ausschließlich über Geschichte der befahrenen Region. Die Flussfahrt verkommt zur Nebensache und tritt als bloßes Beiwerk auf. Fatal bei dem Titel und somit eher enttäuschend!
  Kindlegohome | Jul 9, 2015 |
London, Jack The Call of the Wild. Illust. by Pablo Marcos Studio. Waldman, 1989; original story, 1903. 239p. Intermediate/Middle school
In 1897, Buck, a dog from California, is kidnapped from his home and taken to the Klondike where he is made into a sled dog. After loss and abuse, he answers the call of the wild and runs away to become the leader of a wolf pack. Narrative point of view telling a fast-paced , descriptive tale. The tone of the story is often dark and frightening but moving. The theme is survival.
AK: Sled dogs, wolves, snow and ice, Skagway
Activity: Ask children if they have seen a sled dog team. If so, where? What was it like? If they haven’t, would they like to? Would they want to ride on a dog sled? ( )
  LoriOrtega | Jun 12, 2015 |
There's no way in hell my dogs think like this. ( )
  trilliams | May 30, 2015 |
I'm glad I read it because I had never done so earlier in my life, but I won't read it or anything else like it again. I can't take the brutality against the animals in the book. It's just hard for me to read that. ( )
  AliceAnna | May 9, 2015 |
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Allen, DouglasIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego.
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[it was] because men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing into the Northland. These men wanted dogs, and the dogs they wanted were heavy dogs, with strong muscles by which to toil and furry coats to protect them from the frost.
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This is the main work for The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Do not combine with any adaptation, abridgement, or omnibus containing additional works.

For example, don't combine this work with the Companion Library edition that also has Black Beauty. THIS belongs to the PUBLISHER'S SERIES and the other DOES NOT.

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This is the story of Buck, A St Bernard/Scotch Shepherd cross who was kidnapped from his home and sold into the frozen lands of Alaska.
He was sold to pull the sleds, and developed a reputation as 'The Dog Who Could." but all the while, the Call of the Wild Lands and the wolves was growing in his heart and soul. Men had shown themselves to not be the true friends he had once thought them - aside from his current, beloved master.
Buck's education in the toughness and cunning needed to survive is an important and fascinating part of the story. When the time came to leave man's world and answer that call, Buck was ready for it.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689856741, Paperback)

First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.

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The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, that is forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields where he eventually becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

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