The Call of the Wild

Jack London
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Part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, Buck is a sturdy crossbreed canine accustomed to a comfortable life as a family dog - until he's seized from his pampered surroundings and shipped to Alaska to be a sled dog. There, the forbidding landscape is as harsh as life itself during the gold rush of the 1890s. Forced to function in a climate where every day is a savage struggle for survival, Buck adapts quickly. Traces of his earlier existence are obliterated and he reverts to his dormant primeval instincts, encountering danger and adventure as he becomes the leader of a wolf pack and undertakes a journey of nearly mythical proportions. Superb details, taken from Jack London's firsthand knowledge of Alaskan frontier life, make this classic tale of endurance as gripping today as it was over a century ago. One of literature's most popular and exciting adventure stories, The Call of the Wild will enrich the reading experience of youngsters, and rekindle fond memories of a favorite among older generations.


Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to S...

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Jack London-his real name was John Griffith London-had a wild and colorful youth on the waterfront of Oakland, his native city. Born in 1876, he left school at the age of fourteen and worked in a cannery. By the time…

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2/28/2023 6:51:37 PM
adventure books, dogs, exciting

I loved this book.

This gripping adventure tale centers on the exploits of the dog Buck, who is taken from his cozy family and made to live the hard life of an Alaskan sled dog. Buck sets out on an astonishing quest that results in his elevation to the position of legendary wolf pack leader. The narrative is stirring and packed with exciting adventure. A tale that stays with you forever.

I loved reading about Buck's exploits, dog behavior, and how people can make or break a dog. I wish the book had been longer; I would have loved to read more.

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