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Julie of the Wolves (Abridged / Compact Disc)
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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.
About the Author
Jean Craighead George wrote over one hundred books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of theWolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and she received a 1960 Newbery Honor for My Side of the Mountain. She continued to write acclaimed picture books that celebrate the natural world. Her other books with Wendell Minor include The Wolves Are Back; Luck; Everglades; Arctic Son; Morning, Noon, and Night; and Galapagos George.
Sir John Gielgud is one of themost respected actors of this century. His work in Shakespearean theatreincludes Hamlet, Richard II, Macbeth, and the roleof Mark Antony in Julius CaesarA truly versatile genius, he has performed everything from Macbethto Kleenex advertisements. Gielgud was rewarded for his versatility in 1981, winning an Academy Award for his role in the comedy Arthur.