Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

by Jack London

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This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for bilingual education - people learning English as a second language (ESL),  English Language Learners (ELL), people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This learning product is high-interest, low-readability. Readers of this version will improve comprehension, fluency and vocabulary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780848111373
Publisher: EDCON Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Bring the Classics to Life Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 56
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 7 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jack London was born on January 12, 1876 in a poor area of Oakland, California. He was a troubled young man who started writing at age twenty-four. His stories of men and animals against the environment and survival against hardships were drawn mainly from his experience. His years in the Klondike searching for gold left their mark on his best short stories, The Call of the Wild and White Fang. Sea Wolf was based on his experiences at sea. In his short life Jack London traveled to many countries. In the course of sixteen years, he wrote nineteen novels, eighteen books of essays and short stories and many other books. He retired to his ranch near Sonoma where he died at age 40 on November 21, 1916.

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Buck did not know much about the world. He didn't know that far away, in a cold land, men had found gold. There was so much snow in this land that men needed sleds to get from place to place. And they needed strong dogs to pull their sleds. Many men were looking for big, strong dogs with warm coats, like Buck. But Buck had no way to know that. When Judge Miller rode his horse, Buck was there to race at his side. When Mrs. Miller went walking, Buck went with her. And when the Judge's sons took their morning swim, Buck joined them in the pool. The people in Buck's life had been good to him. He did not know that some people could be bad. So one night, Buck went right along with the gardener's helper on what he thought was just a walk. The train station was not far away. Buck had been there before. At the station, the gardener's helper met another man. This man gave the helper some money. He spoke in an angry way. The gardener's helper was quick to take the money and tie a rope around Buck's neck. Buck did not like any of it, but he was quiet.

Table of Contents

I.Into the Primitive1
II.The Law of Club and Fang12
III.The Dominant Primordial Beast22
IV.Who Has Won to Mastership36
V.The Toil of Trace and Trail45
VI.For the Love of a Man60
VII.The Sounding of the Call74

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"Lawlor's matter-of-fact interpretation of Buck's perceptions, experiences, and above all, his helplessness to control his fate successfully stir up as much intimacy and compassion as any human character might." —-AudioFile

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A it maybe three times...i like wolvea and dogs and stuff. DrewDog