The Call Of The Wild

Series: Scholastic Classics

by Jack London, introduction by Avi

Scholastic Paperbacks
January 2001

Ages 11 – 18 . Grades 6 – 12

Library of Congress: N/A

Lexile measure: 1120L

DRA: 60

Guided Reading: Y

Stolen from his home and family, a dog named Buck must quickly learn the harsh law of survival among the men and dogs of the gold-crazed North. His intelligence, courage, and cunning transform him into a feared leader. As wolves attack and men grow desperate, Buck must heed the call of the wild. Only the strong will survive.

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Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9780439227148

192pp. | 4-3/16 x 6-¾