I liked this book and at the end it made me cry. I kept thinking over and over again what was going to happen to white fang.
This is one of those required reads for high school students. A classic!
This companion to The Call of the Wild takes that basic premise of a dog returning to the wild and flips it on its head with a wolf coming in to be among people. White Fang's story is not quite as compelling as Buck's, perhaps because it is more difficult to understand his loyalty to humans in spite of his suffering at their hands. London's ability to get inside animal's minds and actions though is still exquisite, and this is well-worth the read. Recommended.
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One of my favorite books from childhood.
Jack London's beloved classic
Slowly and cautiously Scott approaches White Fang. He knows that the wolf-dog has been mistreated by human hands, and he is careful not to arouse the animal's anger. At first, Scott's attempts to reach White Fang are met with snarls and growls. But in time, he allows Scott to come close and even pat him. And so the wild and savage wolf-dog learns the meaning of affection...
Difficult but excellent abridged story for my young children to appreciate and enjoy...
It was wonderful! I loved the excitement and adventure in it. It seemed like a realistic event.
White Fang...feared by everyone, loved by no one...an apple classic
What a classic! Perfect for the pre-teen to teenage child, and even adults will love this wilderness classic.
I struggled through this book in middle school, but loved it when I reread it as an adult. It made me wonder whether criminals are formed by nature or nurture after watching White Fang's reactions to occurances throughout his life.
Call of the Wild: While this book is somewhat predictable and a bit graphic in places, the story is beautifully told. Jack London paints a beautiful and realistic picture of Alaska and the trials of dog sledding from the dog's point-of view during the gold rush of the late 1800s.
White Fang: I had a really hard time getting into this one. It ended up being very good, but it was very slow getting started and I had to force myself to keep reading several times. Jack London tends to be very wordy, often describing something several times before continuing on and several times during the story, I felt that some parts could have been left out as they did nothing to further the story or provide any kind of a back story. They were simply there. Other than that, the over all story was very good and heartwarming. I am glad that I stuck with it until the end.
White Fang is part dog and part wolf--and the only one of five tiny cubs to survive. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North--kill or be killed.
But nothing in White Fangs' life can prepare him for the cruel owner who buys him and turns him into a vicious killer--a pit dog forced to fight for money.
Will White Fang ever know the kindness of a gentle master or will he die a fierce killer?
Unabridged issue of one of Jack London's best known and loved books.
White Fang is part dog, part wolf - and the only one of five tiny cubs to survive. In his lonely world, he soon learns to follow the harsh law of the North - kill or be killed.
But nothing in White Fang's life can prepare him for the cruel owner who buys him and turns him into a vicious killer - a pit dog forced to fight for money.
Will White Fang know the kindness of a gentle master or will he die a fierce killer?
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Great Illustrated Classics Series
Part wolf and part dog, orphaned White Fang relies on his instincts as well as his inborn strength and courage to survive in the Yukon wilderness despite both animal and human predators but eventually comes to make his peace with man.
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without move-ment, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness - a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommuni-cable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild.
I really liked this book. I thought it was exciting.
White Fang was one of the best books I have read. I liked the beginning when the men got traped becuse of the wolfs. I liked that the book had dirtrint chapters of White Fang's life. I espesoly liked when he was with Wendom. It was funny when White Fang jummped out of the cabon window to folow Wendom to California. When he eats a chiken it is funny that Wendom bets he can make White Fang sit in the chiken coop and the dad has to say that the wolf is smarter than he thought. It is sad when he gets abesed by Beauty Smiths.
p.s.PLEAS MAKE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a classic story...wonderful animal adventure
a name is printed on the inside but the book its self is in good shape
A classic in good condition.
Two classic novels involving dogs by the well-known fiction writer Jack London.