The Call of the Wild

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 24, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike.

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User Review  - silvercherryblossoms - Borders

I read this book some years ago and I know I still have the copy somewhere. I think it's a good and it teaches younger children a valuable lesson about human nature in a way that they don't really ... Read full review

Eww and Boring

User Review  - IamMockingjay - Borders

THis book seemed alright at first but then dogs get shreaded apart by other dogs and they get killed and whatnot. It was horrible. It was also VERY VERY VERY boring. Read full review


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Jack London (1876–1916) was a prolific American novelist and short story writer. His most notable works include White Fang, The Call of the Wild, and The Sea-Wolf. He was born in San Francisco, California.

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers, author of three Newbery Honor titles, Dogsong, Hatchet, and The Winter Room. He has written over 100 books for adults and young readers. He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.

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