Study Guide

Julie of the Wolves Characters

By Jean Craighead George

Julie Edwards Miyax Kapugen

She's got a lot of names, our Miyax. Four to be exact. Why so many? Well, Miyax is a girl torn...

Kapugen

For most of the novel we, like Miyax, believe Kapugen is dead. So everything we know about...

Amaroq

Amaroq, the wolf. Yep, a wolf is one of the main characters in this novel. And not a talking...

Kapu

More wolves with personality. Kapu, Amaroq's son and eventual leader of the pack, is like a...

Jello

Poor Jello. This wolf just can't win. He's Miyax's main rival when it comes to getting food, and...

Amy Pollock and Mr. Pollock

Nice Amy Pollock, and her nice father, Mr. Pollock, live in San Francisco. But Mr. Pollock has...

Atik, Uma, and Sorqaq

Atik, his wife Uma, and their baby Sorqaq are an Eskimo family who visit Miyax in her ice house...

The Bent Woman

The bent woman is merely a nickname for a shaman, or priestess, who lives at the seal camp where...

Daniel

Daniel is Julie's husband. Yep, that's right – husband. He's the same age as Julie, and his...

Ellen

Ellen is Kapugen's new, loud-talking, gussak wife (gussak means white woman). She's a teacher in...

Judith and Rose

Judith and Rose are Julie's schoolmates in Mekoryuk. They're "Americanized Eskimos" (2.47), which...

Martha

Aunt Martha is Kapugen's aunt, which makes her Miyax's great aunt. Although she's mentioned...

Naka and Nusan

Naka is Kapugen's "serious partner" (2.8), or best friend with whom Kapugen can "work and think"...

Pearl Norton

In a lot of ways, aside from the wolves, Pearl is the only true friend our heroine has in the...

Russell

All we ever learn about Russell is that he is "the young man who had been campaigning around the...

Silver and Nails

The two other adults of the wolf pack aren't all that interesting, but they fill key roles within...

Sister, Zing, Zat, and Zit

These other four wolves are the pups of the pack (besides Kapu, of course). Sister is seen...

Tornait

Honestly, it's a bit hard for us to call Tornait a character, because he can't really communicate...