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Since the death of her mother, Miyax, an Eskimo girl in Alaska, has been raised by her father, Kapugen, who has been bringing her up in the ways of a traditional Inuit. It is a life based on the rhythms of the natural world.

When Miyax is nine, her aunt takes her away from her father to enroll her in an American school. There she is around Americanized Eskimos who call her "Julie," and she starts to believe her former life is a strange one. At 13, she not only finds herself without her family, but unhappily living in an arranged marriage. Desperate to escape, she leaves for San Francisco, the home of her pen pal, but soon Julie becomes lost in the vast Alaskan tundra, with no food or direction. There alone she becomes Miyax again, reverting to the traditional ways of her father, and gradually befriends a pack of wolves, who she names and communicates with, just as her father taught her.

But Miyax's life is again complicated when she discovers her father's whereabouts, and finds out that this time it is he who has tragically forsaken the old ways, which have become so crucial to her survival.

Anne of Green Gables Lit Link

Author: On the Mark Press

Publisher: On the Mark Pres

Item #: C691

Price: $11.99

The Light in the Forest Lit Link

Author: On the Mark Press

Publisher: On the Mark Pres

Item #: C693

Price: $11.99

My Side of the Mountain Lit Link

Author: On the Mark Press

Publisher: On the Mark Pres

Item #: C694

Price: $11.99

War Horse Lit Link

Author: On the Mark Press

Publisher: On the Mark Pres

Item #: C695

Price: $11.99

Julie of the Wolves - Lit Link

Author: N/A

Publisher: On the Mark Pres

Item #: C689

Price: $11.99

Captain Courageous Lit Link

Author: N/A

Publisher: On the Mark Pres

Item #: C690

Price: $11.99

The Light in the Forest

Author: Conrad Richter

Publisher: N/A

Item #: N326

Price: $10.95

Anne of Green Gables

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: Dover Publication

Item #: D218

Price: $8.50