Jack London wrote this celebrated novel in 1903. It's considered one of his best stories and has become one of the world's most popular American classics. The call of the wild is the thrilling story of Buck, a domestic dog from California kidnapped and thrust into the harsh, physical world of the Yukon, a land of danger and ferocity, a land of wolves, blizzards, and treacherous frozen rivers that swallow up entire dog teams. Here is where Buck must learn to survive. He must become as wild and vicious as the wilderness that surrounds him ... or die!
In Jack London's original tale, The Call of the Wild, readers will find themselves alongside one dog's daring adventure. After more than a hundred years since its first publication, The Call of the Wild continues to entertain its readers on a journey of transformation and survival, one filled with excitement, sled dogs, and adventure. Features 8 pages of color photos.
Jack London's classic tale of survival relates the trials and triumphs of Buck, a pampered dog turned sled dog. When Buck is kidnapped from his easy life with Judge Miller, he is thrust into the Klondike Gold Rush! Buck's adventures battling his enemies, discovering his animal instincts, and surviving nature has been adapted for young readers. Buck's strength and courage are tested in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of London's Call of the Wild.
Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this adventure story. All sentences are from the novel. The main character is a dog which makes for interesting sentences that describe human behavior and the snowy Yukon wilderness from a dog's point of view. Allusions reflect the conflict in the story between civilized dog versus uncivilized dog and laws of civilization versus primordial instinct and lawlessness.
The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906) are world famous animal stories.
An annotated adaptation of London's classic. Each Spotlight Edition maintains the rich integrity of the original work while adapting the language to be more accessible to the average reader.In addition to providing a more readable text, Prestwick House Spotlight Editions are enhabced, providing readers with thoughtful guided reading questions and margin notes to help navigate trhe text; suggestions for thought and discussion; research opportunities for richer understanding of the text and its contexts; and suggested writing activities to foster deeper thinking.
Of all Jack London's fictions none have been so popular as his dog stories. In addition to The Call of the Wild, the epic tale of a Californian dog's adventures during the Klondike gold rush, this edition includes White Fang, and five famous short stories - `Batard', `Moon-Face', `Brown Wolf',`That Spot', and `To Build a Fire.
The Call of the Wild (1905), considered a classic, is a story of survival and grid. It is the enduring tale of Buck, the half sheepdog, stolen from his comfortable Californian home to work as a sledge dog in the Northland. London creates an imaginative natural universe, where the main character, the dog Buck behaves and thinks with rational dog-logic.
Examines Jack London's The Call of the Wild from the Yukon Gold Rush to the animal rights issues confronting our society today.