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Nutik & Amaroq Play Ball

by Jean Craighead George

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With this sequel to Nutik, the Wolf Pup, it shows Amaroq and Nutik playing. One major difference from the first book to this one is that with this book, there are more animal behavioral actions - which I love about the author. There is much to learn from the natural observations of the book as well as observing Nutik. ( )
  rparks | Nov 1, 2016 |
This book is a story of a boy and his dog who get lost while searching for a ball. Eventually the dog Amaroq's nose guides them back home and all is well. The story is not exactly adventurous, but could be interesting for readers who are curious about living in the snow.
  adates12 | Dec 17, 2014 |
Amaroq is an Eskimo boy. Along with Nutik, wolf pup and his best friend, the two embark on a journey. Amaroq goes with Nutik wondering the entire time what exactly he wants. Each time they stop along the way Amaroq asks Nutik if that is what he wants. After several attempts to figure it out, Amaroq realizes they have traveled too far from home and are lost. Then the pair come upon an old barrel with holes rusted in it. The barrel has Nutik’s full attention and Amaroq is afraid that there might be an animal inside, but when he reaches in, he finds the football. Nutik’s nose has led them to the lost ball. Amaroq and Nutik play football for a while and then Nutik uses his powerful nose to lead them home.

The story idea is great, but I question whether it will keep young reader’s attention. The progression is slow and it may be difficult to keep the reader’s interest.

I think the assignment for this book could include a discussion about what a friend is and what it takes to be a good friend. ( )
  ecugary | Dec 6, 2010 |
This is a sensitive story full of observations of the Arctic wilderness. Rich watercolors capture the beauty of the land as well as the special bond between boy and wolf.
  cherrys-books | Feb 21, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060281669, Hardcover)

Amaroq is a lively Eskimo boy who fives at the top of the world with his best friend, Nutik, the wolf pup. Amaroq was named after a great wolf leader; Nutik is the wolf leader's grandpup. The boy and the wolf pup are like brothers.

One day Amaroq and Nutik want to play football, but their ball has disappeared. What shall they do? Listening to and observing Nutik's wolf talk, Amaroq follows him outside. The two friends wander out onto the tundra, where there are no trees, no paths, and no landmarks to help them find their way home again. Amaroq is afraid they are lost, but then he remembers what the great wolf leader he was named after would do. By observing nature and following what it says, Amaroq and Nutik are safe again-but not before finding a surprise for both of them!

Amaroq and Nutik's adventure follows the first picture book about them, Nutik, the Wolf Pup, and continues the Arctic saga about these characters originally drawn from Julie's Wolf Pack, sequel to the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:45 -0400)

While searching for a missing football, a young Eskimo boy and his wolf pup friend nearly get lost on the tundra.

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