Julie's Wolf Pack by Jean Craighead George
Recommended For: Ages 10 to Adult
When Julie was lost on the Arctic tundra, a pack of wolves - led by the great Amaroq- saved her life. Now Amaroq's son Kapu has taken on his father's role. Fearless bet inexperienced, Kapu must lead the pack through the unforgiving wilderness.
Survival does not come easy. Famine and disease threaten. Bitter rivals await the chance to challenge Kapu as their leader. Predators - both animal and human - close in. And with each new danger, the pack turns to Kapu for strength.
Following the compelling drama that began with Julie of the Wolves and continued with Julie, Jean Craighead George once again offers readers an extraordinary insight into the world of the wolf in this epic tale of a natural-born leader.
I just love this book so much. It's way better than the first two books, and it is one of my comfort reads. I have read it countless times, because it is just that good.
Where to start? How about Rawbones? Rawbones...the wolf that led a pack for years and then joined Kapu's pack when his own starved to death...the wolf that was constantly trying to supplant Kapu...the wolf that defied Kapu by having puppies when Kapu ordered no pups...ah, Rawbones. He became a humiliated lone wolf in the end. But to his credit, at least he knew something was wrong with Ice Blink.
Ice Blink, the white wolf from Canada that carried rabies into the wolves of Alaska. Never understanding why the pack didn't accept her completely. Ice Blink made me so nervous, only a little less so now that I know the ending.
Sweet Fur Amy...I really like Sweet Fur Amy, though not as much as Kapu. She's, well, it's kind of hard to explain, but I like her. And she did make a good leader, though I still missed Kapu.
Oh, Kapu. I really really like Kapu. It's so sad that not many of his pups survived. Kapu is so majestic. He knows how to keep the pack together, he is a good leader, he knows how to survive during the hard times...I can't believe...but spoilers.
Aaka, Silver, Uqaq, Zing, Storm Call, Cotton Grass, Long Face...all the other wolves are wonderful as well. As is the story. Very intriguing, nerve-racking, exciting, and sad. A very good book that I intend to read many more times. And Julie gets married in this one, so that makes it even better.
Now excuse me while I go read Julie's Wolf Pack.