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The Call of the Wild

Paperback

Author: London, Jack
ISBN: 9780141321059 Publisher: Puffin

The venerable story of survival and adventureÑa true classic!

Part St. Bernard, part Scotch shepherd, Buck is a sturdy crossbreed canine accustomed to a comfortable life as a family dogÑuntil 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 is a childrenÕs classic that will inspire imaginations generation after generation.

Includes behind-the-scenes information, including an author profile, a guide to whoÕs who, activities and more!

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