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The Call of the Wild
By Wendell Minor (illustrator), Wendell Minor and Jack London
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication date October 1, 1999
Pages 112
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689818363
ISBN-10 068981836X
Dimensions 1 by 7 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $29.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summary
This new edition of the classic tale of Buck, a pampered dog forced to survive as a sled dog in the Alaskan Klondike gold rush of the 1890s, features new full-color paintings by award-winning illustrator Wendell Minor.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this quintessential adventure story, Jack London takes readers on an arduous journey through the forbidding Alaskan landscape during the gold rush of the 1890s. Buck, a rangy mixed breed used to a comfortable, sun-filled life as a family dog, is stolen by a greedy opportunist and sold to dog traffickers. In no time, Buck finds himself on a team of sled dogs run ragged in the harsh winter of the Klondike. In a climate where every day is a savage struggle for survival, the last traces of Buck's soft, pampered existence are erased as his dormant primordial urges -- deeply embedded for generations -- are brutally awakened.
The superb detail, taken from London's firsthand knowledge of Alaskan frontier life, makes this classic tale as gripping today as it was almost a hundred years ago. No other novel has so clearly shown the fragile separation between tame and wild, between man and beast. Now, paired with master illustrator Wendell Minor's exquisite paintings, this timeless story is available in a handsome new addition to the Scribner Illustrated Classics collection.

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