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Julie of the Wolves

Julie of the Wolves


Jean Craighead George

Julie of the Wolves Analysis

Literary Devices in Julie of the Wolves

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory


TundraThis isn't your average camping trip – that much is for sure. Our girl begins the story completely lost in one of the most frightening landscapes on earth: She had been lost without food fo...

Narrator Point of View

Who exactly is telling this story? No one we know, as far as we can tell. At times it almost seems as if Miyax herself is telling us what's going on; we often know what she's thinking and feeling a...


AdventureMiyax is on an adventure, that much is clear. She faces grizzlies, wolverines, lone wolves, and the endless tundra itself. Her life is constantly in danger, particularly in the novel's ope...


Miyax is a thinker. When she tackles a problem, we can literally see the wheels turning in her brain, and the tone in the novel helps reinforce this quality. Let's take a closer look, shall we?Afte...

Writing Style

A solo life on the tundra doesn't make for a lot of dialogue. You know what it does make for? Long, meandering paragraphs filled with beautiful images and detailed action. In fact, it seems the les...

What's Up With the Title?

Here's the question Shmoop has been dying to know the answer to, ever since we picked up this book and read the first sentence: Why is it called Julie of the Wolves? Why not Miyax of the Wolves? Wo...

What's Up With the Ending?

The seals are scares and the whales are almost gone.The spirits of the animals are passing away.Amaroq, Amaroq, you are my adopted father. My feet dance because of you.My eyes see because of you.My...


There are some unfamiliar Eskimo words scattered here and there in Julie of the Wolves, but we always have context on our side to help us out. And once or twice you might have to read pretty closel...

Plot Analysis

Lost in SpaceOur girl's lost. There's no doubt about it. In fact, it's pretty much the first thing we know. Not only is Miyax lost, she's lost in one of the most unforgiving places on earth: the No...


Did you know that all the places George writes about in Julie of the Wolves are real? Even Nunivak, Mekoryuk, and Kangik. For example, Mekoryuk is a real town on the island of Nunivak, and people s...

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