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The call of the wild

by London, Jack, 1876-1916,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2014
Availability: On Order 1 copy
On Order (1)
Location Collection Status
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Audio IN PROCESSING
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio
When men find gold in the frozen north of Canada, they need dogs - big, strong dogs to pull the sledges on the long journeys to and from the gold mines. Buck is stolen from his home in the south and sold as a sledge-dog. He has to learn a new way of life - how to work in harness, how to stay alive in the ice and the snow ...and how to fight. Because when a dog falls down in a fight, he never gets up again.
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 Oxford bookworms library. Classics.
Subjects Wolfdogs -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Animal welfare -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Feral dogs -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Pet theft -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Sled dogs -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Dogs -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Wolfdogs -- Fiction.
Animal welfare -- Fiction.
Sled dogs -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Playaway (Preloaded audio player)
Publisher Solon, Ohio :2014
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Call of the wild.
Contributors Bullard, Nick, author.
London, Jack, 1876-1916. Call of the wild.
Findaway World, LLC, publisher.
Language English
Notes "With content from Oxford University Press"--Container.
"The Oxford Bookworms is a series of graded readers for learners of English. It includes original and adapted texts in seven carefully graded language stages that take learners from beginner to advanced level"--Container.
Title from Playaway label.
Previously released by Oxford University Press.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
Accompanying material may vary.
Description 1 audio media player (approximately 1 hr., 45 min.) : digital, HD ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781467683814
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