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Sauvage (The Secret Journeys of Jack London #1)

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Jack, dix-sept ans, part à la conquête du Grand Nord pour devenir chercheur d’or. Plus intéressé par l’aventure que par la richesse, il espère se mesurer aux rigueurs du climat et affronter la nature sauvage. Mais Jack est loin de s’attendre aux obstacles qui se dresseront sur sa route : des hommes sans scrupules, prêts à tout pour faire fortune, et surtout des créatures r ...more
320 pages
Published May 11th 2012 by Castelmore (first published April 1st 2010)
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A really great book shows us how love is great and worth to die for
I think this book is an amazing adventure book because of a lot of reasons. One reason is because it shows how much Jack wanted to find out about what happened in his past. Also how much detail was put in it by the authors (Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden), for example when Jack was climbing up that steep mountain by the side of the ravine, they said "he clawed his way up the side of the ravine, his fingers digging the soft band and his feet pushing. Overall, i think this was a very intense an ...more
Ms. Yingling
Young Jack takes off for the Yukon with his ailing brother-in-law, who soon turns back and leaves Jack with provisions but no companion. Things aren't easy-- with the help of a new friend, Merritt, he traverses a frozen, raging river, gets captured by slavers who make him pan for gold, and is almost eaten by a wendigo who does devour many of his companions. Saved by a beautiful young girl, Jack spends a long time in her enchanted cabin recovering before he realizes that she is like Odysseus' Cir ...more
"Sauvage" (en version française) est un vrai roman d'aventures, mais à mon avis il convient plus aux ados qu'aux adultes.
C'est l'histoire romancée de Jack London, son départ à la recherche d'or dans le grand Nord. J'aime beaucoup le concept de raconter la vie d'un auteur via un roman, et au fur et à mesure que j'avançais je regrettais de ne pas avoir lu L'appel de la forêt récemment. Je suis sûre d'avoir raté plein de références!
Ceci dit, ça n'empêche pas du tout d'apprécier le livre, il n
A mix of historical fiction and fantasy, The Secret Journey of Jack London reimagines the writer's life, beginning with his adventures in the Klondike. Jack is 17 (a few years younger than the real Jack) and journeying with his aging brother-in-law in an attempt to strike it rich. While Jack is seeking gold in order to save his mother's home, his true purpose is to learn more about himself. The brother-in-law is quickly written out of the story and Jack instead teams up with two other young men. ...more
Hazel West
Thoughts on the Overall Book: This was one of those books for me that has such a unique premise that I had to read it.. This series is about a young Jack London, before he really became famous, and his supposed 'secret journeys' that are written down, as we see in the preface, by a companion of his who he meets in the book. It was truly nothing like I thought it was going to be when I picked it up, in fact, about a third of the way through, I really had no idea which direction it was going and I ...more
Karen Ball
Part historical fiction of the Yukon Gold Rush and Jack London's early experiences, and part dark fairytale fantasy, this is one wild tale. Jack and his older brother-in-law James leave San Francisco for the Yukon territory of Alaska, where they plan to search for the gold they've heard so much about. Alaska is a feral, vicious place, though,and Jack discovers quickly how little civil behavior means there. James bails out on the trip early on, realizing his health problems will be the death of h ...more
Alex Telander
We all know of the incredible writings of Jack London, who brought the wild world of nature to life with such unforgettable books as White Fang and Call of the Wild. He was a man who embraced nature and respected everything it had to offer, but how did he become this man?

The dynamic writing duo of Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon – who have brought us the entertaining “Hidden Cities” series with The Map of Moments and Mind the Gap – seek to answer this question now with a new series: The Secret
Libby Ames
When I picked up this book, I expected a Jack London-like outdoor adventure featuring a boy, wolves, and survival. However, this book is more hints of The Call of the Wild with a supernatural, ghost story twist. Authors Golden and Lebbon place a young Jack London in the Yukon searching for gold, but they draw from the myths and legends of that area and time period to add to their story. Jack’s story has wilderness adventures with a spooky, surreal tinge to them.

Although it was different than I e
Je ne sais pas trop quoi penser de ce roman. sans être mauvais, il peine à convaincre pleinement.

L'idée de départ est bonne : prendre comme personnage central Jack London et lui construire une biographie fictive et occulte à travers ses voyages.

Donc pour ce tome 1, le grand Nord. Au niveau du récit, on retrouve bien l'ambiance d'un Jack London, on en retrouve les codes, et même le décor nous semble familier (entre la lecture de ses livres et les adaptations au cinéma...), et c'est presque trop p
I was really excited about this book. I'm a fan of London's science fiction. I love the state historical park where he lived and have visited his grave several times.

Unfortunately, after 100 pages, I'm giving up on this novel. It didn't bode well when the authors' chose to have Jack and his companions trapped in a conveniently located cabin for 7 months in the dead of winter. That pretty much meant the story ground to a halt four chapters in. I knew Jack was never in any real jeopardy, since I k
Corey Ryan
So, reading this book as an adult I would give it about 1, maybe two stars. But as a young boy in 8th or 9th grade who struggles with reading I'll give it a 3, maybe even a 4. There is plenty of adventure and action and blood to attract a reluctant readers attention, but sometimes those aforementioned aspects take too long to appear (like the part where Jack is stuck in the magical evil forest). Plus, Jack London just doesn't matter to any of the students who I have taught so they will be lost o ...more
This novel is amazing.I could not keep my eyes off of it. This story is about a seventeen year old journalist who discovers secrets of his past.
Kath Ann
I enjoyed this to a point. It did capture my attention as I have always been fascinated with the Gold Rush in Alaska and have traveled through some of the areas. The adventure was captivating and Jack's ties to the wolf and some of the legends were interesting. But it got a little out there for me when some of the 'supernatural legends' came to life. I wanted to believe this story and recount more of the history of the adventure. Throwing in the encounter with the Wendigo and Leysa's magical for ...more
A bit repetitive, but still fun.
A spiritual look at the call to adventure in the Alaskan wilderness geared for middle grade to lower high school ages boys or girls. This book includes searching for gold, being kidnapped, facing mythical creatures, and learning about the connection to the wilderness. It is not non-stop action but has enough to appeal to most readers while also exploring some deeper issues. There is some violence when the Wendigo (mythical creature) attacks.
Took me longer than I care to admit to finally finish this one. While I really liked the modern treatment of Jack London as a 18 yr old making it on his own in the wilds of Alaska, I thought it went on a bit too long, and the romantic subplot while intriguing enough for this middle-aged YA librarian, may be too icky (or just plan uninteresting) for the intended middle grade boy audience.
Woah! This was an amazing book! I read it in one sitting--couldn't put it down. It explores such a dark side of humanity, and the battle against it. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves adventure or mind-jangling stories. Actually, I'd probably recommend it to anyone who would listen! A really, really great read.
Judith Weaver
Gave it a two because I did not read past 50 pages, something I hate to do, but THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS AND SO LITTLE TIME! I just could not engage with this book and I also think the vocab is too high for most middle school kids. Too bad, I really wanted to like it.
Will Hogarth
A great adventure yarn, in the classic sense ... A story worth telling while sitting round any camp fire. The authors managed to weave threads of fantasy and horror into a underlying pattern of adventure with a fluid ease that kept me turning the pages.

Well worth a read
BIG surprise!! Even though 65% of this book wasn't good, I really enjoyed the ending. It tied everything together and everything made sense. Really surprised, and I will be checking out the sequel soon!!
I just finished it for the second time last night. The illustrations are amazing, and the author weaves the legend of the Wendigo into the story beautifully.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've read "The Call of the Wild" and enjoyed it alot. Reluctant readers, especially boys will love the adventures.
Zero vi Britannia
It was five stars until the ending, which continued for forty more pages that could have been cut shorter. Still a good book, though.
Un peu bizarre comme concept, mais assez plaisant à lire. Imaginer Jack London contre le wendigo comme Buffy contre les vampires...
Marcus M.
It's a fairly good book. Great references to old Algonquin myths but overall it's not as exciting a story as one might hope.
Great story. Kids loved it. They said it was a little scary, but want to read the next one...
Kevin Lucia
Excellent. When it comes out in trade paperback, will definitely look to get my freshman into it.
Lorraine Stinson
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Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film ...more
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