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Miyax, like many adolescents, is torn. But unlike most, her choices may determine whether she lives or dies. At 13, an orphan, and unhappily married, Miyax runs away from her husband's parents' home, hoping to reach San Francisco and her pen pal. But she becomes lost in the vast Alaskan tundra, with no food, no shelter, and no idea which is the way to safety. Now, more than ever, she must look hard at who she really is. Is she Miyax, Eskimo girl of the old ways? Or is she Julie (her "gussak"-white people-name), the modernized teenager who must mock the traditional customs? And when a pack of wolves begins to accept her into their community, Miyax must learn to think like a wolf as well. If she trusts her Eskimo instincts, will she stand a chance of surviving? John Schoenherr's line drawings suggest rather than tell about the compelling experiences of a girl searching for answers in a bleak landscape that at first glance would seem to hold nothing. Fans of Jean Craighead George's stunning, Newberry Medal-winning coming-of-age story won't want to miss Julie (1994) and Julie's Wolf Pack (1998). (Ages 10 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
“The whole book has a rare, intense reality which the artist enhances beautifully with animated drawings.” (The Horn Book)
“Jean George has captured the subtle nuances of Eskimo life, animal habits, the pain of growing up, and combines these elements into a thrilling adventure which is, at the same time, a poignant love story.” (School Library Journal (starred review))
“The evocatively written, empathetic story effectively evokes the nature of wolves and dramatizes how the traditional Eskimo way of life is giving way before the relentless onlaught of civilization.” (ALA Booklist)
“It is a book anyone who loves the outdoors will find hard to forget.” (Boston Globe)
“[Jean Craighead George’s] novel is packed with expert wolf lore, its narrative beautifully conveying the sweeping vastness of tundra as well as many other aspects of the Arctic, ancient and modern, animal and human. It is refreshing to see the Arctic well portrayed through a woman’s eyes.” (New York Times)
I hated "Julie of the Wolves." By the time I finished, 15,000,000 questions were swimming in my head, one which was, "How on earth did this win the Newbery? Read morePublished on July 17 2004
I thought Julie of the Wolves was very bad. I loathed it. The reason why was because I hate survival stories because Julie doesn't have a brain. Read morePublished on April 30 2004
Julie of the wolves was not a very good book at all I loathed it.The reason is beacuse I hate survival stories they are very boring and they only think about survival because they... Read morePublished on April 30 2004
Julie of the Wolves
Julie of the Wolves is a touching story that explains the life of a young Eskimo girl named Miyax, or in English, Julie. Read more
Julie of the Wolves is a novel about a girl and a wolf pack, fighting against nature to survive. It is an inspiering book of how Julie fights for her life, and learns to live with... Read morePublished on April 1 2004
I thought it was a good book. But i thought the tundra explanation was very long.Published on March 24 2004
The reason I wanted to read this book because it sounded intersting. I also wanted to know how it would feel to live in Alaska. Read morePublished on March 11 2004
Julie of the Wolves is the fascinating story of 13-year-old Miyax (Julie) who escapes an abusive marriage after her father dies in a boating accident and leaves her with an... Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by Maddie Armes
This book is amazingly good. It is a tale about an Eskimo girl named Miyax, or Julie surviving in the wild. She meets a pack of wolves and learns how to talk to them. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004