This is one of my all time favorite books. As a young teen, I must have read it 20 times. Great adventure in a foreign (to most people) land, and although not a happy ending, a wonderful book nonetheless.
This book is a great read in and out of the classroom. It helped me come up with a whole unit plan. I would recommend it to anyone.
Good, a little sad, teaches you how to know your friends from your enemies.
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
There are lots of good books out there for kids, but few great ones. I consider a book great, if it has a fascinating premise, an interesting plot, well-drawn characters, but also a strong protagonist with a difficult problem for my children to identify with. A book is outstanding if it can also give them a look into a different culture and way of life. Julie of the Wolves, in my opinion, is outstanding children's literature.
Newberry-winning book for 4th grade and older. A native girl runs away and gets lost in the ALaskan wilderness. A pack of Artic wolves accepts her and helps her.
I used this as a home schooling aid for my 5th grade daughter. I thought it was helpful and had good, creative ideas for responding to JULIE OF THE WOLVES. The map activity was the least helpful--it was recommended after Part 1 of the book, but referenced events the end of the novel, so we did it after my daughter read the entire book. I liked most two activities: a presentation on Eskimo customs, which my daughter researched, and an end-of-book report in a box. I am not a very creative home schooling mom, so this book was good for me to use for my more creative daughter. I will check into other Literature Guides by this publisher, since I enjoyed using this one so much. I intend to save this copy to use with my youngest daughter in a few years.
Justifiably won the Newbery Medal in 1973. Author George has a deep understanding of the human condition, and writes in a very interesting way. Miyax, the Eskimo heroine will resonate with all girls.
This book is a must read!
It's a classic you have to read it at least once. Not a bad book, and it's an easy read, and easy to understand
newberry award winner about the challenges of an Eskimo girl, wholesome read, also first in a series. great for girls
Newberry Award Winner, a classic!
"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."
used in Sonlight 9 (now SL Core 400)
Excellent children's book!
julie of the wolves was one of my favorite books growing up. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I rented it from the library and loved it so much that I bought it! Since then, I have revisted the North Slope of Alaska many times. I love this book and I am excited to share it with someone.
Ayoung Eskimo girl must draw upon all her skills as she battles the wilderness.
Miyax runs from a home situation in San Fransisco to the Alaskan wilderness..slowly she is accepted by a pack of wolves...a very absorbing story
Miyax rebels against a home situation she finds intolerable. She runs away toward San Francisco, toward her pen pal, who calls her Julie. But soon Miyax is lost in the Alaskan wilderness, without food, without even a compass. Slowly she is accepted by a pact of Arctic wolves, and she comes to love them as if they were her brothers. With their help, and drawing on her father's training, she struggles day by day to survive. In the process, she is forced to rethink her past, and to define for herself the traditional riches of Eskimo life: intelligence, fearlessness, and love.
Great story!!! I loved it!
To her small Eskimo village, she is know as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When the village is no longer safe for her, Miyax runs away. But she soon finds herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness, without food, without even a compass to guide her.
Slowly she is accepted by a pack of Arctic wolves, and she grows to love them as though they were her family. With their help, and drawing on her father's teachings, Miyax struggles day by day to survive. But the time comes when she must leave the wilderness and choose between the old ways and the new. Which will she choose? For she is Miyax of the Eskimos, but Julie of the Wolves.
we were disappointed at the girl returning!
Great Newbery Medal Winner.
Good young adult/teen book. Good reading material!
Winner of the Newberry Medal.
Interesting book. It is usually recommended for young adults, but I consider it an adult book because of some themes/content.
I love this story of survival and nature! Young woman heroine.
This is a wonderful tale that continues through several books. I have yet to offer this to a young person that they would not drink up each book.
Excellent elementary age book.
I love this book. It will always be part of my favorites!
Paraphrased from the back: Lost in the Alaskan wilderness, Miyax is slowly accepted by a pack of Arctic wolves. With their help, she struggles to survive. In the process, she is forced to rethink her past, and to define for herself the traditional riches of Eskimo life.
our 12 year old son read this book and absolutely loved it. :)
Alone and lost - on the North Slope of Alaska.
We've had this book for a long time. The pages are intact and the book is readable, but the book has some moderate signs of age.