Julie of the Wolves (1972) and Hatchet (1987)

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Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George - 1972 (Newberry Award Winner)

Julie of the Wolves
(Young adult)

Lost in the Alaskan tundra with no food and no shelter, thirteen-year old Miyax, or Julie, discovers the value of her family’s traditional Eskimo ways as she struggles to survive by winning the acceptance of a pack of wolves. 

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Study guide available here from the Life Stream Center

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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen - 1987

(Grade 6 and Up) Thirteen-year-old Brian is the only survivor when a small plane crashes into the Canadian Wilderness. He learns to build a fire, fish and hunt, and make a home with a single hatchet.  Lots of gritty detail creates an exhausting and exhilarating story of the personal qualities needed to understand and appreciate the forces of nature.

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