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The call of the wild

by London, Jack, 1876-1916,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Jack London books by SeaWolf Press were selected for sale by the Jack London Museum.

A beautfiul version with the first edition cover and original illustrations . This edition is part of the 100th Anniversary Collection honoring the 100th anniversary of Jack London's death in 1916. In his short 20-year career, he produced more than 50 books. The text and illustrations in this collection are taken from his early publications and the covers are replicas of the first edition covers. Fonts common 100 years ago are used--Century for the text and Bembo on the cover. The book's original format is matched as much as possible.

ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS: The Call of the Wild is Jack London's best known book. It follows Buck, a huge Saint Bernard, as he is kidnapped from his comfortable life in California and transported to the Klondike Gold Rush. His abductors sell him to be used as a sled dog for the miners in the North. He slowly discovers his ancient root as his civilized upbringing is slowly eroded by the harsh realities of life on the trail. London drew upon his experience in the Yukon to produce a realistic adventure.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-9. Jack London's unparalleled tale of ferocious dignity and love joins the Puffin Graphics series, which already includes such classics as Macbeth, Dracula, and Black Beauty. Buck, complacent in his comfortable home, is dognapped and sold into servitude. Amid the frigid landscape of the Yukon during the gold rush, the sled dog's life of struggle remolds Buck into a fierce leader and a loyal companion. Kleid\b wisely omits extraneous details but preserves much of London's language and sweep, boiling the story down to archetypal purity. Unfortunately, although Nino's figures are emotive and the dual-tone backgrounds are appropriately stark, setting predominantly white panels against a white page encourages the eye to pass too easily over the images, breaking down the essential union of words and pictures. But the story can't be beat, and functioning on the strength of its action-packed narrative, this version will prove an exciting way into a classic for many reluctant readers. --Jesse Karp Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Years ago, Classic Comics, heavily digested versions of classic novels, functioned as illustrated Cliff's Notes for students. Kleid (Ninety Candles, Brownsville) and Nino (Graphic Classics: The Invisible Man) have updated the old form with this adaptation of Jack London's perennial. Kleid's adaptation competently summarizes the original, introducing the reader to Buck the dog, the vile man in the red sweater and the sympathetic John Thornton, highlighting the main events from the novel and using London's most workmanlike sentences to keep the story moving along. Nino's black-and-white art has a nice kinetic, almost impressionistic quality. Unfortunately, his emphasis on movement over clarity makes it difficult to tell human beings from each other, let alone dogs, and obscures any real emotion. Kleid himself sums up the biggest problem with this adaptation in his afterword: "London was smart-he went the novel route, where it's easier to get inside a dog's head." The audience for this adaptation is blurred: older readers may just read the original, while younger readers are unlikely to understand either the art or Kleid's self-indulgent afterword, which tries to compare the adaptation to Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's groundbreaking (but arguably unsuitable for children) We3. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Jack London 100th anniversary collection
Subjects Animal welfare -- Fiction.
Feral dogs -- Fiction.
Pet theft -- Fiction.
Sled dogs -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Fiction.
Animal fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Publisher Orinda, CA :2017
Contributors Goodwin, Philip R., illustrator.
Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932, illustrator.
Language English
Description 185 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781948132275
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