Without food and time running out, Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves. Accepted by their leader and befriended by a feisty pup named Kapu, she soon grows to love her new wolf family. Life in the wilderness is a struggle, but when she finds her way back to civilization, Miyax is torn between her old a new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos -- or Julie of the wolves?
My first thoughts: When my friend's daughter handed me this book and said, 'You should read this, you'll love it,' I politely smiled, took the book and thought I would pretend to read it. However, I soon realized it was a short book, with pictures, and finished it before I really started. George's descriptions are amazing and because I've experienced cold (in Canada) and because I've been to both Alaska and the NWT (North West Territories) where I've seen the Northern Lights and where windows were covered in tin foil so that we could sleep in the 24 hour sun, I related to the story.
What did I like about it?1) Her understanding of animal behavior.
2) Her understanding of the Arctic.
3) And her understandng of human nature.
I was happy at the end, it had a realistic ending rather than a happy one.
My Rating: (5 out of 5)