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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 the Wild:


Fiction
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)


Nonfiction
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 wolves. (average.)

Mowat, Farley. Never Cry Wolf. New York: Bantam, 1983. The story of a man who lived in the Arctic with wolves.