In this sequel to the Newbery Award-winning novel Julie of the Wolves, Julie's decision to return home to her people is not an easy one. But after many months in the wilderness, living in harmony with the wolves that saved her life, she knows the time has come.
Julie is not prepared, however, for all the changes that she finds. Her father has forsaken many of the old Eskimo traditions. He has given up his sled dogs for a snowmobile, and now looks after the musk oxen that serve as the village's income. He will do anything to protect them -- even shoot any wolves that might threaten the herd. Julie knows that, like her father, she must find a way to reconcile the old ways with the new. But how can she do that without putting her beloved wolves in danger?
George does not try to repeat the survival journey of Julie of the Wolves in its sequel. Although Julie travels with the wolves again in part of the book, this novel is a survival story only in the broader context: can the old ways survive the encroaching modern culture? An unusually fine sequel. -- Booklist
|Recommended Age||10 - 13|
|Author||Jean Craighead George|
|Publication Date||Jan 18, 1996|