by Jean Craighead George
Julie of the Wolves, a young-adult novel published in 1972, is a Newbery Medal-winning classic and the first in a three part series about an Eskimo girl named Miyax, or Julie. Julie of the Wolves is followed by title #2, Julie published in 1994, and title #3 published in 1997, Julie’s Wolf Pack.
To her small village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness.
Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves and 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 and new lives. Is she the Miyax of her human village—or Julie of the wolves?