Julie è una ragazza eschimese di tredici anni. Sposata giovanissima con un estraneo che la terrorizza, decide di fuggire. Il suo sogno è raggiungere San Francisco, dove abita Amy, la sua amica di penna, e vedere finalmente la televisione, le macchine sportive, i jeans, i bikini, gli hamburger e le altre meraviglie di cui l’amica le parla nelle sue lettere. Comincia così il suo viaggio attraverso la tundra, proprio mentre l’inverno sta per arrivare...
Persa in quel freddo deserto, la giovane si affiderà alla protezione dei lupi, grandi fratelli buoni dei quali ha imparato le abitudini e il linguaggio; ma neppure le immense distese artiche potranno mettere al riparo lei e i suoi amici dalla crudeltà dei bianchi, e presto la ragazza-lupo si troverà a scegliere tra il vecchio e il nuovo mondo…
Un grande romanzo di formazione, un’avventura straordinaria, epica e travolgente dall’autrice che ha formato l’immaginario di milioni di giovani americani.
- ISBN: 8867152076
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 162
Amaroq! Kapu! My heart!!
at first I thought Julie's observations of wolf behavior to be overly simplistic. It's not just a matter of adopting their vocal cues to one another that will allow you to approach a wild wolf and gain its trust and friendship. however, after a while I attempted some of the wolf behaviors on my 2 dog Leggi tutto
Every writer should read this little Newberry winner. Why? I'm glad you asked, and I am so happy to answer. Every writer should read this little Newberry winner to learn. . . that a book with a fast-paced narrative that is "readable" may not only sell well, it may also win a prestigious book award! A b Leggi tutto
A reminder of what the world was like to live in Nature and with nature. It took me a while to read this and it had little to do with the story and mostly to do with time. I'm so glad I finally read this story. I find this story to be quite powerful and the message of living in balance with nature is Leggi tutto
3.5 stars I’m glad that this is getting re-released, because I think that it deserves to find a new generation of fans. This book is very short (less than one hundred pages) and simply written, but I found it very affecting nonetheless. The story opens with the Eskimo girl Miyax lost, alone, and star Leggi tutto
This book won the Newbery award in 1973. It is really excellent and quite an amazing story! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Because my husband LOVES Alaska so much, he also read it. Well, I love Alaska too!! We would go back there in 2 split seconds if our children weren't here instead of there. ALSO this
The author spent a summer watching and studying the behaviors of a wolf pack in Denali. She had seen a young woman walking the tundra alone. The story is inspired. Julie of the Wolves is a story about Miyak's journey from leaving a frightening situation behind at a very young age, to find her way, to Leggi tutto
I decided it best to reacquaint myself with this story since it had been such a long time between my original read and this review and let me just say what a difference time has had with this one. My memories were of this little girl who happened to make friends with a pack of wolves while traveling Leggi tutto
How I read this: free trial of Scribd I was absolutely in love with Julie of the Wolves – I finished this story in an evening, and I was so sorry it ended so fast. This story is not only a celebration of the Inuit (Eskimo) culture, it’s also a lovesong to other, non-human cultures – I mean animals. T Leggi tutto
***Wanda's Summer Carnival of Children's Literature*** Although I know that I read Julie of the Wolves when I was about 11 years old, I could not recall a single detail of it, just a general impression that it had been an enjoyable book. I think I got much more out of it reading it as an adult! What Leggi tutto
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