Julie of the Wolves Trilogy by Jean Craighead George (1972 – 1997)

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Julie of the Wolves, Middle Grade Reading Level, 176 pages, published in 1972.  Newbery Medal Winner.  Julie is an Eskimo girl who runs away from her village only to become lost in the wilderness.  By carefully observing a wild wolf pack, she is able to survive.  But can Julie ever return to her family and civilization after this life-changing experience?




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Julie, Middle Grade Reading Level, 226 pages, published in 1994.  Julie’s return to her Eskimo village is a traumatic one.  So much has changed while she’s been in the wilderness with her beloved wolf pack.  She finds that many of the old Eskimo ways are being abandoned in preference for Western ways.  Even her father is riding a snowmobile instead of a dog sled!  Can Julie adapt to these new ways too?  What will become of her wolves if she does?



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Julie’s Wolf Pack.  Middle Grade Reading Level, 226 pages, published in 1997.  This final volume of the Julie series takes us inside the lives of Julie’s wolves.  We follow Kapu, the new wolf pack leader, and his fight to protect the wolves he loves.  Kapu finds that leadership is both dangerous and lonely.  Every decision he makes determines who lives or dies within his pack.



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