Julie of the Wolves


To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax: to her penpal in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes too dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness.

With food and time running out, Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves. Accepted by their leader and befriended by a feisty pup named Kapu, she soon grows to love her new wolf family. Life in the wilderness is a struggle, but when she finds her way back to civilization, Miyax is torn between her old and new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos, or Julie of the wolves?

  • 201 pages
  • Ages: 8-12
SKU: 9780064400589 Category: Tags: ,


Alone and lost—on the North Slope of Alaska.

Miyax rebels against a home situation she finds intolerable. She runs away toward San Francisco, toward her pen pal, who calls her Julie.

But soon Miyax is lost in the Alaskan wilderness, without food, without even a compass. Slowly she is accepted by a pack of Arctic wolves, and she comes to love them as though they were her brothers. With their help, and drawing on her father’s training, she struggles day by day to survive. In the process, she is forced to rethink her past, and to define for herself the traditional riches of Eskimo life: intelligence, fearlessness, and love.

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Weight 0.146 kg
Dimensions 19.2 × 13.0 × 1.2 cm
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