The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

ISBN 978-1-60857-016-4

Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this adventure story.  All sentences are from the novel.  The main character is a dog which makes for interesting sentences that describe human behavior and the snowy Yukon wilderness from a dog's point of view.  Allusions reflect the conflict in the story between civilized dog versus uncivilized dog and laws of civilization versus primordial instinct and lawlessness.

PLOT SUMMARY:  A dog joins a wolf pack to survive. The Grammardog Guide to THE CALL OF THE WILD features sentences from the novel in 16 grammar, style and proofreading quizzes that reinforce plot, characters and themes.  The story is set in the 1890s during the Klondike Gold Rush.  It’s a tale of reverse-domestication.  A household pet connects with his ancient life before he was tamed by man.  When the story begins Buck is living a happy, carefree life as the beloved dog of Judge Miller in the Santa Clara Valley of California.  One day Buck is kidnapped and sold as a sled dog.  He has many masters who starve him and beat him with a club.  After he has killed other dogs to survive and endured abuse from cruel masters, he is rescued and nursed back to health by a prospector, the kind and loving John Thornton.  Buck and Thornton have adventures together searching for gold.  In the wilderness Buck plays and hunts with wolves.  After Buck returns to camp one day and finds Thornton dead, he answers the call of the wild and runs away to join the wolf pack.

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