Julie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George
Honestly, it's a bit hard for us to call Tornait a character, because he can't really communicate with Miyax. Birds have languages, sure, but Miyax doesn't quite put in the same amount of effort talking to Tornait that she does talking to the wolves. Nevertheless, we'll include him here because he's important to our heroine, and his death is a pivotal point in the novel. When he dies, Julie finally understands that "the hour of the wolf and the Eskimo is over" (3.263), and makes up her mind to return to her father for good.