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Julie of the Wolves
Julie of the Wolves | Jean Craighead George
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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, Mid 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 an(] the new. Which will she choose? For she is Miyax of the Eskimos--but Julie of the Wolves. Faced with the prospect of a disagreeable arranged marriage or a journey acoss 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 friednship 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 thr 1973 Newbery Medal, has found its way into the hearts of millions of readers.
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anniebananie22
Julie of the Wolves | Jean Craighead George

“Bold kapu has written his signature and it was deep and impressive.”

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anniebananie22
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This cover is something that I know would have intrigued me as a child. The illustrations capture adventure, sincerity, and strength. They are very detailed and mature, which shows me the story is going to be in depth and incredible.

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anniebananie22
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At the age of 13 Miyax is unhappily married and faced to live with hard decisions, mostly involve life or death contemplations. She runs away from her life struggles but is left all on her own. She doesnt have food, shelter, or any sense of home. This journey is eye opening and treacherous, but a great lesson to understanding how lucky we may be.

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ConnorLaCroix
Julie of the Wolves | Jean Craighead George

"Amaroq, wolf, my friend,
You are my adopted father.
My feet shall run because of you.
My heart shall beat because of you.
And I shall love because of you."

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ConnorLaCroix
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Julie just chilling with the pack.

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ConnorLaCroix
Julie of the Wolves | Jean Craighead George
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Newbery Medal Winner!!
A great coming of age story about Julie transitioning from old ways to new ways. It exposes kids to eskimo culture and will help them empathize better with other people.

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Allydanielle88
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This book broke my heart and left me with a lot to think about. This story is so good. You quickly get invested in the characters, and start to think about your own ways of living.

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LittlePixels
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I haven't read this since I was eight years old, but wanted to re-read before passing it on to my daughter. All I can say is wow...it's even better than I remembered. ❤️❤️❤️I'm really excited to be able to share it with my daughter. #raisingreaders

Tamra I‘ve never read this classic! 5mo
LittlePixels @tamra I put it off for a long time. I wanted to screen it for my kiddo, but being a children's book I didn't have a lot of interest, despite loving it when I was little. Honestly, though, I really did legitimately enjoy it. It's a fantastic story, no matter how old you are. And since you're not a child, it would be a fast read. :) 5mo
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Felso
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Just finished listening to A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Read the book last year, wanted to listen. Love that book! My new listen - Julie of the Wolves.

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Eggs
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Love Jean Craighead George! Julie is lost on the tundra but is adopted by wolf packs
#blownorthernwind #winterwonderland @TrishB @Cinfhen

Kaye Thanks for the tag @eggs ♥️ 7mo
TrishB Not familiar with this author 👍🏻 7mo
Hestapleton I LOVED this book and author when I was a girl! 7mo
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Eggs @kaye 😊💖 7mo
Eggs @trishb She was a naturalist who raised her children with love and respect for nature. 1973 Newbery winner 7mo
Eggs @Hestapleton yes ❣️ 7mo
ravenlee @TrishB she also wrote this set, which I think is a little better known. Great kids‘ books. 7mo
Marilyncjackson I loved this book when I was in middle school! It was fantastic. I still think about it many years later 7mo
js0315 Jean Craighead George was one of my favorite authors when I was in elementary school! 7mo
Eggs @Marilyncjackson @js0315 Wonderful to hear!! Her stories stick with you 7mo
Cinfhen Ooohhh, For some odd reason, this reminds me of 7mo
Eggs @Cinfhen Yes me too! Very similar theme, plot and character. Also both Newbery medal 7mo
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mariaku21
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2.CAKE 🎂
3. Baking, drawing, dancing, singing along with the radio
4. Anywhere that's a stone throws away from a forest or park trail.
5. 🙌

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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ahoffkosik
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Jean Craighead George totally turned the “big bad wolf” stereotype upside down with the 1972 publication of Julie of the Wolves, which tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who escapes an unhealthy (to say the least) home situation and seeks survival with a pack of wolves. on the latest episode of my podcast, the brilliant screenwriter Rose McAleese joins us to discuss culture, survival, isolation, assault, and my new puppy. link to listen in bio!

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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1) Julie of the Wolves...I couldn't really think of any other titles that I've read. I remember liking this one in middle school.
2) Josh Malerman, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen
3) Jumanji and Jurassic Park
4) Jambalaya, jalapeno poppers, Jordan almonds.
#ManicMonday #letterJ @JoScho

JoScho 💚💚💚 10mo
Guildedearlobe Love Malerman. I decided not to do the first name route because there are so many and it would have been so hard to pick a favorite 10mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @Guildedearlobe I can never pick just one! Plus my head is in a fog today, so it was easier thinking of first names beginning with "J", although I guess I could have gone with Shirley Jackson. 10mo
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nosferatoos
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📚-Julie of the Wolves
👤-NK Jemisin
📽-Jurassic Park
🍽-Jambalaya

#manicmonday #letterj @JoScho

Readingismyescape Jurassic Park thrilled me when it came out. 💜🦖 10mo
JoScho 💕🦖 10mo
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wanderinglynn
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#ManicMonday #letterj
📚Julie of the Wolves by
🖋 Jean Craighead George
📺 Jessica Jones
🍥 jell-o

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Oh man, I loved Julie of the Wolves! I think I read it 9 times 😊 10mo
wanderinglynn @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Yes, it‘s a good book. 👍🏻 10mo
JoScho Thanks for playing 💚 10mo
nosferatoos This was the book I picked! I loved it in 3rd grade 🙌 10mo
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RealLifeReading
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Having not grown up in the US there are a lot of classic children‘s books that I hadn‘t heard of until recently. Like this one.

JSW You might also like 11mo
Mc_cart_ny Love Julie of the Wolves, and agree Island of Blue Dolphins also fantastic! 11mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk I fought the removal of this book from an elementary school reading program a few years ago (unsuccessfully) due to what some people perceived as an attempted rape scene. To be fair this book is bruuuuuuuutal, but that doesn‘t mean kids shouldn‘t get a chance to read it. (edited) 11mo
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Eggs
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Miyax (Julie) runs away from her village and becomes lost in the Alaskan wilderness; her survival depends now on her understanding of wolfpacks and the interconnections in the natural world of frozen tundra. Newbery winner

GlassAsDiamonds Wow... what a blast from the past this is! 1y
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shadowspeak17
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My mom‘s favorite type of book as a child: people surviving alone in the wilderness.

#nature #NoteworthyNovember

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pamelac.xo
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josie281
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My daughter has my copy of Julie of the Wolves on a bus headed home from Seattle. So you get to see a picture of my parents pup who crossed the rainbow bridge last year because we think she may have been part wolf. 🌈 🐺 #wolves #junetunz

Tanzy13 🐶 2y
Cinfhen Aww, sorry for your loss 😞 2y
DGRachel Beautiful pup. I'm sorry for your loss. 😢 2y
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AmandaL 💕 2y
asiriusreader So sorry. What a beautiful dog. 2y
josie281 She was a good girl. Thanks all! 2y
DebReads4fun Beautiful dog! 2y
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Heretherebedragons
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Reading this as a kid, I wanted to move to Alaska and go live with the wolves. At the very least, sparked an avid interest in animal behavior. One take-away: Vulnerability and open communication combat fear and hostility. #READATHONANIMAL

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Redjewel_7734
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#riotgrams #characterwhosharesyourname I read this sooo long ago...maybe I should consider a reread 🤓

DrJAdMerricksson I love this author! 2y
Redjewel_7734 @DrJAdMerricksson I don't think I've read anything else by this author (I barely remember reading this book. I'll definitely need to remedy that☺ 2y
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Mc_cart_ny
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I don't know how many times I read this book in middle school but I loved it. Julie/Miyax is my pick for #KickassHeroines because she integrated herself into a wolf pack and survived the Alaskan wilderness. She is just so very cool to me.
#SeasonsReadings2016

EloisaJames I loved this book too! Haven't thought about it in years. 3y
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Fiaryeyes
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#booktober. This is the first award book I found on my bedside shelf. #Awardwinning. @RealLifeReading

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DragonSadhana
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For #octphotochallenge #literarybestfriend, I would pick Julie. She was valiant, thoughtful, and clever. We would share in our love of animals and live as Luddites together in the Alaskan wilderness. Yes, I realize I'm saying that while using Litsy and a smartphone. Don't care.

Linsy 😂 love it! 3y
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Felso
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Books I want to revisit soon.

Sydsavvy Oh I loved this book!!! ❤️❤️❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
quirkyreader There is an app totally devoted to the Newbery's. And it is wonderful. 3y
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