Carefully researched and wonderfully authentic, Jean Craighead George’s Julie of the Wolves is the story of a young Eskimo girl, alternately called Miyax or Julie. Julie runs away from her troubling arranged marriage, planning to join her pen pal in San Francisco, but becomes lost on the tundra. The girl survives by joining a pack of wolves, imitating their howls and gestures so that they will accept and share their food with the strange human. The pack leader, Amaroq, befriends her, and all seems well until the winter comes, as the wolves become nomads. Julie tries once again to continue her journey to California, embarking on a series of adventures while the wolves look out for her safety. Reaching the coast, Julie realizes that the hunting season has begun, and is devastated when Amaroq is shot from a plane. Ultimately, she is forced to rejoin her father Kapugen, who no longer follows the Eskimo way of life. George’s exciting adventure story is best for readers who are of a middle school age and older.