The Call of the Wild Author:Jack London The Call of the Wild is the story of a dog whose life is changed forever. Kidnapped from his sunny California home, Buck is taken to the cold, hard world of the Klondike. — Buck is hitched into the traces of a dog sled, but the traces cannot hold his spirit, his will, or his true nature -- to be wild -- to be free. — Reading a classic story when ... more »you are young opens your heart. Reading a classic story again -- anew -- when you are older fills your heart to the brim.