||The Call of the Wild and Other Stories
Getting along with others
Cultures of the world
Nature and environment
In the North it is so cold in winter
that everything is covered with ice and snow. The rivers
are frozen. If you want to travel, you must use a sledge
pulled by dogs. If you walk around in the cold, you
must take great care to keep warm and dry. Getting your
feet wet can mean that you will die.
Why do people want to go to the North? There is gold
there. Some people want to find gold and become rich.
Other people want to trade with the gold miners. Some
understand the North, and live well. Others do silly,
dangerous things, and they die.
These short stories are about some of the people and
animals who lived and worked in the North. You will
read about a Californian dog who became a wolf, a man
who thought he would become rich by selling eggs, another
man who had to build a fire to stay alive - and much
Jack London was an American who spent
much of his life living and working in wild places.
In the 1890s he went to Canada and Alaska to look for
gold, and wrote many stories about his life there.
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The Jungle Book,
Jim, Level 2