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Encyclopedia > Julie of the Wolves
Julie of the Wolves

The cover of the 1973-1974 edition of Julie of the Wolves.
Author Jean Craighead George
Illustrator John Schoenherr
Cover artist Wendell Minor
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Children's novel
Publisher Harper Trophy division of HarperCollins
Publication date 1972
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 155 pp
ISBN ISBN 0-06-440058-1
Followed by Julie

Julie of the Wolves is a children's novel by Jean Craighead George, published in 1972, about a young Eskimo girl experiencing the changes forced upon her culture from outside. There are two sequels, Julie and Julie's Wolf Pack. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 401 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (434 × 648 pixel, file size: 69 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a book cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned either by the artist who created the cover or the... Jean Craighead George (b. ... The Falling Torch (1962 paperback edition), cover painting by John Schoenherr John Schoenherr is an American illustrator who was born in New York City, July 5, 1935. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Childrens books” redirects here. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... HarperCollins is a publishing company owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... “ISBN” redirects here. ... Jean Craighead George (b. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History and Inspiration

Jean Craighead George states that when she was in Barrow, Alaska, she had observed a group of scientists at the Barrow Arctic Research Lab studying wolves and attempting to break their communication code. She eventually learned how to communicate with wolves, and upon successfully communicating with a female wolf, she decided to "write a book about a little girl, who is lost on the tundra and saves her life by communicating with the wolves."[1] Barrow is a city in North Slope Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. ...


Awards and controversy

Julie of the Wolves has been banned several times due to the near rape of the main character. It is number 38 on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000.[2] The book was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1973.[3] This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy certain standards for completeness. ... ALA Logo The American Library Association (ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the outstanding American book for children. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


References

  1. ^ Jean Craighead George - Questions and Answers. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  2. ^ American Library Association: The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  3. ^ American Library Association: Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.

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External links

  • List of resources for reading and teaching this novel
Preceded by
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Newbery Medal recipient
1973
Succeeded by
The Slave Dancer

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Julie of the Wolves - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (514 words)
Julie of the Wolves is a book about a young Eskimo girl experiencing the changes forced upon her culture from outside.
Julie is happy, though, until she finds out that not only that her father married a white woman and adopted Western technology and customs, and plans on sending her to another western style school, he flew the plane that killed the wolves, and has lost all respect for nature.
Julie flees back to the wilderness, but when her pet tern dies shortly after she stops for the night, she heads back towards civilaztion, though she may have any one of several motives, as her reason for returning aren't explained.
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