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Julie (Julie of the Wolves #2)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,180 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
When Julie returns to her father's Eskimo village, she struggles to find a way to save her beloved wolves in a changing Arctic world and she falls in love with a young Siberian man.
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published February 29th 1996 by Turtleback Books (first published March 1st 1994)
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Mar 03, 2016 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: wolf lovers, Eskimo culture enthusiasts
While I do enjoy this second part of the trilogy for its peek into Eskimo life and how differently they see things from us gussaks, not to mention the kind of adorable visit with the wolves, there are two things that bug me. Peter, for one. A romance is almost never necessary, and in this case, I found it especially egregious. And the second, the progression with the wolves. In the first book, everything took time, patience, and a lot of watching and studying. In this one, things resolved themse ...more
Natalia Nguyen
Feb 06, 2014 Natalia Nguyen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julie of the wolves written by Jean George was published in 1972 by the Harper and Row Inc. The book has 155 pages all together. This book is a mix of sadness and adventure. What I really enjoyed about this book was the fact that the story line really explained what the background of the story was. It was mixed between Julie's present situation. Amaroq, (the Wolf), then a flashback, and finally back to the present Kapugen (the Hunter)
The main character of this book is Julie. She is an Eskimo g
Lindsay Boitnott
Feb 09, 2015 Lindsay Boitnott rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: There will be spoilers for those who have yet to read the first book in the series, Julie of the Wolves. Please read it first and check out my review here!

Julie was published twenty years after Julie of the Wolves. I was lucky enough to read them back to back as a kid, and I suggest new readers of the series do the same. Julie starts where Julie of the Wolves ends and brings extra closure to Julie's story. Julie of the Wolves emphasizes the changing cultures of Alaska, from the native to t
Maire Slater
Oct 06, 2014 Maire Slater rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-09
The book begins with Julie returning home after living on the tundra with a wolf pack (in book 1). She has to navigate reintegrating into her family, and her community. But she also still has ties to her wolves, and must head back out on the tundra to lead them away from the village where they are in danger of being hunted.

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the "exotic locale" - the gentle immersion in another culture. I guess I did find the characters a bit 2-dimensional. Maybe that's not exac
Nov 02, 2014 Janelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile, ya, newbery
I finally made it to my public library to pick up this book yesterday afternoon, and I finished it this morning. This is one sequel that does not disappoint! I loved that the narrative begins the day the previous book ends, even though the book was written 22 years after Julie of the Wolves. I appreciated Julie's reconciliation of traditional Eskimo ways with ones of Arctic people finding a sustainable place in the modern world. It was fun to learn a bit more about the great musk ox, creator of ...more
Sep 20, 2015 Mimi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this follow-up story to "Julie of the Wolves." "Julie" starts out where the previous book left off. Julie must learn to reconcile the traditional Eskimo ways she learned from her father with the changes wrought by the encroaching white culture. Additionally, changes in the environment (such as the failure of the caribou to return to Julie's part of the country) require the Eskimos to figure out ways to sustain themselves in ways that may not be in accordance with their traditio ...more
Oct 31, 2013 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Julie #2
I liked this book because ther as some action! Also Julie has to survive in the arctic! Julie meets some wolves and has to try to learn how to speak to them! She also has to make them bring her some food! Then she has to decide to stay or go back home!! Hannah Steiner
Oct 29, 2013 Tina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was a great story about wolves. it can get boring at times but overall a good story
Feb 27, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The characters in this book are so real and independent of one another. You can feel the internal human struggle, yet the pure love for one another as well. I enjoy how the author integrates the wolf behaviors into the story as if they are part of this family of people. The author simply and eloquently describes how both the Alaskan villagers and the wolf pack must adapt to the changing environment in order to survive and stay healthy and happy. These characters must build unlikely "packs" to st ...more
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It is hard for Julie to return to her father's home. She can't forgive him for killing Amaroq, and she can't accept his gussak (white) wife, Ellen, nor his modern ways. Nonetheless, Julie decides that she must stay. To show good faith she begins helping at home and with the village industry of raising uminak, or musk oxen. Knowing that Kapugen will kill any wolf that tries to kill his oxen, Julie mentally wills Kapu and his pack to leave this part of their territory. For a time, it seems that Ka ...more
Jun 10, 2009 Carolynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recentlyread
Julie (Miyax) is an Inupiat Eskimo who has recently found her father after some months of being lost on the tundra, where she was nutured by wolves in the Newbery award winning _Julie of the Wolves_. To her surprise her father has married a white schoolteacher, Ellen. Her father has shot Amaroq, the wolf leader of the pack that protected her--in essence her surrogate father--in order to protect the musk oxen who create his living. When the pack comes close again, she rejoins them in order to tem ...more
The amazing sequel to "Julie of the wolves", I find this even better.. more mature. The message that man is just one part of this Gaia comes out quite strongly. Read this para from the book - "We are all here for each other; the Eskimos, the mammals, the river, the ice, the sun, plants, birds, and fish. Let us celebrate cooperation." You get the point...
Nov 23, 2014 Madelyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It was kind of adventurous and exciting. Julie does some interesting things and as to make some tough decisions throughout the book. Julie is a very strong character throughout the book. I think if you like Eskimo history you will really like this book. If you want to learn what some of these things are you have to read the book.
May 02, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
What I like about this sequel is that it shows that while we can't always change the bigger picture of what's happening around us (being adopted by wolves won't work with every modern lifestyle), you can do something about the people and things you care about (like trying to protect the wolves you love from being shot by your father).
Jan 29, 2015 Ripken rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was really adventures.

I liked when Kapugen named the baby after a wolf that he killed. I also liked how Julie could speak to the wolves. I learned that Eskimo parents usually pick your husband.

Read this book if you love the Artic.
Julie picks up right where Julie of the Wolves left off. Now that Julie has decided to move back in with her father she is realizing that he isn’t the same man she remembers. This book centers on Julie trying to make a place for herself in a human world that she was out of for some time. Slowly things are starting to come together for Julie, but first she needs to be able to forgive her father for the loss of her friend. I found myself liking Julie even more in the sequel! She really is a strong ...more
This sequel of Julie of the Wolves have still that magical spark that makes you want to read further, but sadly for me, the concept of the story isn't cleared really well. Julie (Miyax) is really independent though her father, Kapugen doesn't have the thing that makes you like the book even further. Though, the missing presence of Amaroq saddens me and Kapu living on his own without Silver makes me wonder why does that happen.

I would recommend this book to an animal lover, an adventure lover, a
Loved these books as a kid! I wanted to take these books with me if I ever ran away so I would know how to survive. I don't know how many times I read it as a kid.
Jul 29, 2015 Brooke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuing my re-reading of childhood favorites, I read the second book in the Julie of the wolves series. I'd say this one held up a little better than the first one.
Dec 12, 2014 Claudia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit more interesting than its prequel, but still a bit too cheesy for me. Interesting narration about Alaska and a girl's different struggles in life.
Miko Lee
Sequel to the wonderful Julie which takes place just 10 minutes after the last book ended.
Savannah McQueen
You realize that stariotyping is never good even if its animals. Good for everyone.
Sophie Muller
Mar 26, 2014 Sophie Muller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I am so grateful that Ms. George wrote this second book about Julie because the first one finished with a scene that made me very sad. In the second book, we get to understand Julie's father better and see how he reverts back to being an Eskimo, which sounds like the best to live in harmony and peace with nature. I also truly enjoyed the development of Julie's love life. Towards the end, she argues that the white man way is better (i.e. wait to be older to get married), but when Peter holds her ...more
Feb 12, 2012 Cloe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was probaly one of the best books I have ever read. It is the second book of a 3 book trilogy I can not wait to read the thrid book but, sadly our libray does not have it. Julie is a young eskimo girl who makes friends with a pack of wolves she learns the way that a pup acts and pretends to be one. After a long journey she finds her dad and finds out that she know has a stepmom, who she does not like at first but begins to warm up to her. Her stepmom has a little baby boy named Amorog ...more
Savannah Avery
Mar 01, 2016 Savannah Avery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the second book in the series that I read and I loved it! I actually liked it more than the first book, I gave it four stars.

What I love most about this book was the chance to look into a culture that I'm not able to learn much about. It's fascinating to me to learn about the Eskimos, when I knew almost nothing about them. Their culture is beautiful, the way they respect nature is something I think everyone could learn from.

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to learn about
Feb 16, 2016 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i loved it! and kapu is such a playful wolf. IT WAS AWESOME!
As often happens with the sequel to a really stellar book, this book was good, but not as amazing as the original.
Elizabeth McDonald
The sequel to Julie of the Wolves focuses on Julie's relationships with her people as she rejoins human society and struggles with questions of identity and reconciling the past and the present. George's writing is simple and straightforward enough for children, but since the questions she wrestles with through Julie are authentic, there's a lot here for adults, too.
Mar 09, 2014 Hayleehudson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jul 23, 2009 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned a little more about love and forgiveness---also, the importance of family and living together in a community---respecting the lives of others, including the wildlife around us. I liked how Julie/Miyax learned to forgive her father for killing her beloved adopted wolf-father, Amaroq and came to love his gussak wife, Ellen. Also, how they all came together to help each other for the benefit of all. It was also good for Julie to find love for herself, in Peter Sugluk.
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Jean Craighead George wrote over eighty popular books for young adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor book My Side of the Mountain. Most of her books deal with topics related to the environment and the natural world. While she mostly wrote children's fiction, she also wrote at least two guides to cooking with wild foods, and an autobiography, Journey ...more
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