|The Call of the Wild
The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of Surviving in the Wild and other themes related to The Call of
Burnford, Sheila.The Incredible Journey. New York: Bantam, 1977.
This novel, on which a popular film is based, tells the story of a cat
and two dogs who travel together through the Canadian wilderness to
regain their home. (easy)
Ellis, Mel. Flight of the White Wolf. New York: Holt, Rhinehart
and Winston, 1970. The story of a man and the white wolf he raised from
a pup, and a quest for freedom.
Tanner, Ruth Elizabeth. "Wild Dog," from Dogs: Heroes, Adventurers,
Friends. New York: Platt & Munk, 1964. A story of Tip, a dog that
feels both primitive instincts and loyalty to a human master. (easy)
Casey, Brigid, and Wendy Haugh. Sled Dogs. New York: Dodd, Mead
& Company, 1983. Well-written and well-documented overview of sled dogs
throughout history and detailed explanations of dog behavior and dogsled
technique. Illustrated with photographs, old prints, and diagrams. (average)
Lawrence, R.D. The Sierra Club Wildlife Library: Wolves. San
Francisco and Boston: Sierra Club Books and Little, Brown, 1990. Well-organized
and authoritative introduction to the characteristics and behavior of
Mowat, Farley. Never Cry Wolf. New York: Bantam, 1983. The story
of a man who lived in the Arctic with wolves.