Lost on the TundraTo her small Eskimo village, she is known 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 hers
Lost on the Tundra
To her small Eskimo village, she is known 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 family. With their help, and drawing on her father's teachings, Miyax struggles day by clay 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 not Miyax of the Eskimos - but Julie of the Wolves.
Faced with the prospect of a disagreeable arranged marriage or a journey across the barren Alaskan tundra, 13-year-old Miyax chooses the tundra. She finds herself caught between the traditional Eskimo ways and the modern ways of the whites. Miyax, or Julie as her pen pal Amy calls her, sets out alone to visit Amy in San Francisco, a world far away from Eskimo culture and the frozen land of Alaska.
During her long and arduous journey, Miyax comes to appreciate the value of her Eskimo heritage, learns about herself, and wins the friendship of a pack of wolves. After learning the language of the wolves and slowly earning their trust, Julie becomes a member of the pack.
Since its first publication, Julie of The Wolves, winner of the 1973 Newbery Medal, has found its way into the hearts of millions of readers.
Jean Craighead George is the award-winning author of over eighty books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and she has continued to write acclaimed picture books that celebrate the natural world. Her previous books include Everglades, Arctic Son, and Morning, Noon, and Night. Mrs. George lives in Chappaqua, New York.
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