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Julie of the Wolves

In Julie of the Wolves, does Julie's father go to fight in a war, or is it just an excuse to have Julie agree to go...

I don't think we are given any reason to distrust Kapugen's reasoning to his daughter. From what we see of their relationship, and the obvious pleasure that Miyax takes in her life and in the close...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2011 8:47 pm UTC

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In Julie of the Wolves, when does Miyax escape from her marriage? Can someone tell me why this happened?

When young Miyax's mother dies, her father Kapugen leaves everything and takes his daughter to live at seal camp. The years at camp are "infinitely good" to Miyax, but after a time she...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2008 3:20 pm UTC

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How does the autumn affect Miyax in Julie of the Wolves?

When autumn comes, Miyax knows that her sojourn with the wolves must end. With the advancement of the year's cycle, everything in nature around her is changing. Like the "restless birds" who are...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2010 8:08 am UTC

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What was Miyax afraid of? Why?

This question is a bit tricky because I am unsure to which part of the book you are referring. I am going to venture a guess, however, that you are asking about Julie/Miyax when she plans to leave...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 10:57 am UTC

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Since Miyax does not have a watch or map, what strategies does she use to measure time and space?

Julie/Miyax continually uses the "old ways" of the Eskimo to successfully determine time and space. The first way Julie is successful in determination of time and space is by using natural...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 12:16 pm UTC

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What is the town of Kangik like?

The town of Kangik is introduced to Julie/Miyax after her adventures with the wolves when she is approached by a citizen from the town and told that her father, Kapugen, who is described as "the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 10:02 am UTC

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Why did Miyax place her parka and fur pants in a bag made of whale bladder?

The answer to this can be found very early in the book. It is on page 26 in my copy. The reason is that if she does not do this, she could easily die. The reason that she could die is that (she...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2010 10:14 pm UTC

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Which of the caribou do the wolves seem to single out for their kill in Julie of the Wolves?

The wolves seem to single out the weakest of the caribou for their kill. Instinctively, they seem to know that a reasonabley healthy caribou can outrun them, but if the wolves can just manage to...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2009 7:11 am UTC

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How does color play an important role in Part 2 of Julie of the Wolves?

This is a very interesting question because it has to do with the differences between the places where the young Julie is living: the seal camp near the Alaskan village of Mekoryuk, her aunt's...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 9:39 am UTC

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what is julie of the wolves basically about?

In a nutshell, the story is about an Eskimo girl (Julie Edward) who runs away from an arranged marriage. Her initial plan is to end up in San Francisco to live with a pen pal of hers, but she gets...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2015 9:47 pm UTC

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How does Miyax measure the days?

This is an interesting and tough question. Readers are told throughout the story that it took a certain number of days for something to happen or that it had been a certain number of days since...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2019 8:46 pm UTC

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Who is Kapu's mother?

Kapu’s mother is Silver. Kapu and her mother are wolves. Their names are given to them by Miyax, who has lost her way on the northern slopes of Alaska. Miyax is the daughter of Kapugen, a great...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2018 10:30 am UTC

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What are the differences in the songs she sings in Julie of the Wolves?

You can understand the difference in the songs that Julie sings by re-reading the what happens in the paragraphs that precede the song. The songs are easy to find in the book, as they are set off...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2019 7:01 pm UTC

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What are three coincidences that happen in the book Julie of the Wolves?

The young adult novel Julie of the Wolves tells the story of Julie/Miyax, a teenage Inuit (“Eskimo”) girl. The author, Jean Craighead George, refers to the protagonist by the Inuit name “Miyax”...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2020 2:19 am UTC

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What does the sighting of the Brooks Range mean to Julie/Miyax?

There is an irony to your question because the sighting of the Alaskan Brooks Range means two things to Julie/Miyax: escape and danger. These seem to be two opposites (hence the irony). Allow me to...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 10:20 am UTC

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What are two caribou fighting over in Julie of the Wolves?

Because these are brute animals, there is no real way for us to know what the two caribou were fighting over, but there are two possibilities: food and/or a mate. During the Arctic winter, food is...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 11:23 am UTC

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Describe how Miyax was able to lure the arctic ground squirrel to her hands.

All you have to do to answer this question is to look at page 7 in your book (or at least that is where it is in my book). Miyax talks about this at the point where she has been watching the...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2010 12:04 am UTC

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Who is the leader of the pack? who is the leader? Amaroq or Kapu

Although you seem to have answered the question yourself, I do not think that you are absolutely correct. I would say, instead, that both of these two wolves are leader of the pack that Miyax...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2010 9:58 pm UTC

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What has happened to Miyax? How would you feel if you were in her situation?

The question isn't clear about what part of the novel it is asking about, so I'll answer the question based on the first thing that readers know has happened to Miyax to put her in a bad situation....

Latest answer posted April 20, 2018 1:05 pm UTC

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What did the Eskimo students do after they were educated in Julie of the Wolves?

In the more remote places in Alaska, such as in Mekoryuk where Julie lived with her Aunt Martha, there was no high school. Eskimo children of wealthy families were sent to the mainland for further...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2009 11:48 pm UTC

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What did Julie think when she saw the wolves getting fat but didn't see them eat?

This can be found on pages 25 through 32 in my copy of the book. Basically, I would say that Julie (or Miyax) does not really think much of anything when she sees this. She is pretty much just...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2010 9:21 am UTC

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Why does Amaroq pursue the third caribou, leaving the first two alone?

I am assuming you mean the three caribou within the herd the wolf pack finds in the fog during part 1 ("Amaroq, the wolf") of Julie of the Wolves. The wolves need to cease hunting during the fog...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2016 11:15 am UTC

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Why was it difficult to tell the time of day?

The story is set on the tundra. The tundra ground is covered by a thin, soggy layer of small plants, moss and grass. Beneath the top soil layer is the permafrost, a layer of permanently frozen...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2009 4:12 pm UTC

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Why does the author include so much description of the tundra in Julie of the Wolves?

A great portion of the novel's setting in Julie of the Wolves takes place in the tundra of Alaska. The author, Jean Craighead George, includes in-depth description of the tundra for a number of...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2019 11:18 pm UTC

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Why do living things in the Arctic tend towards compactness?  

To find the answer to this, all you have to do is look in the book. It's in the first chapter, page 8 in my copy. This is where Miyax's physical appearance is being described to us. The author...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2010 10:23 pm UTC

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What was the first good event in Julie of the Wolves?

The first "good" event in Julie of the Wolves is most definitely when Julie comes upon the wolf pack. Before this, Julie is in a desperate situation because she has run away from her arranged...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 10:11 am UTC

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Who believed that the wolves actually ate people?

You can find the answer to this pretty early in the book. It's on page 15 in my copy. It comes in the part where Miyax is first wishing that Amaroq would feed her. What Miyax says is that only...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2010 11:52 pm UTC

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What did Julie smell and hear?      

I hope that I give you the correct answer that you are looking for. Julie (Miyax) smells and hears a lot of different things throughout the entire book. I do not have much context to go on....

Latest answer posted May 4, 2016 9:23 pm UTC

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