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White Fang (Classic Starts)

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Half wolf, half dog, White Fang fully understands the cruelty of both nature and humans. After nearly starving to death during the frigid Arctic winter, heâs taken in first by a man who trainsâ him through constant whippings, and then by another who forces him to participate in vicious dogfights. Follow White Fang as he overcomes these obstacles and finally meets someone

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published March 28th 2006 by Sterling
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Sep 12, 2014 Zack rated it liked it
It was a good book i lked it
Melissa Namba
Oct 12, 2016 Melissa Namba rated it it was ok
what a strange adaptation. I mean, are the puppies his or is he adopting some other dogs puppies? they really need to think through these adaptations. they gloss over the different cultures of each of his owners, which is actually pretty important.
Queenie Goff
White Fang is a good book and I recommend it to a lot of people who like to read about wolfs. This book is similar to the book Stone Fox. If you have read Stone Fox read this book.Everyone treats it like a dog. The dog saves many lives.If you don't like sad books don't read this book. This book is a great book. The author is a great writer.
White fang is half wolf half dog. He is on the human side and the nature side. Through out the book he gets vicious and attacks some people but sometimes he i
Dane Hyer
Oct 06, 2015 Dane Hyer rated it it was amazing
The way he brought the characters into the book was really creative. I wished he added a little more detail on how the people looked. I would not want any animal or living thing to have a life similar to White Fang's. How much intelligence and intellect he had was amazing. I really think animals have feelings and can understand the way others feel. It was a great book
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Mar 16, 2015 Havanna rated it really liked it
Very good book, about a half breed dog and wolf, having his mother taken away by strangers the young cub wonders the world with people around the world. His cold heart isolates him from others, will he stay that way or would he change. Read this book to find out.
I got this for my daughter Kelsey and I'm reading it, too.
I like to read condensed classics for children....
Plus, we just got an alaskan malamute mix puppy and
I wanted to learn about a dog's mind!
May 02, 2010 Danns rated it really liked it
Excellent story, loved reading it. The evolution of White Fang was just glorious in my opinion. The prose kept me coming back to see where the story was going. London did a great job elicting the proper responses expected during the story.
Kyle Polson
Apr 25, 2010 Kyle Polson rated it it was amazing
White Fang is a book that shows the life of a gray wolf. he has a lot of troubles along the way, until he meets a man who was nice to him, unlike his other owners.
Francesca Losacco
Sep 08, 2011 Francesca Losacco rated it it was amazing
it s a really good book because it as alot of emotion .Like i, when i read the book i felt sad and after i felt happy.It is a really sad story but at the end you feel good after you read it!
Roxanne Koopman
This story was okay. It would have to be used for older readers who show interest in the outdoors, and survival.
Jan 20, 2013 Peggy rated it it was amazing
Read this out loud to my son. We both enjoyed it very much. we then checked out the movie version from the library and enjoyed that as well, although of course different than the book.
Megan B
May 14, 2011 Megan B marked it as bedtime-chapter-books  ·  review of another edition
Kinley read this on her own many months ago and picked it out as our bedtime story book. She loved it and so far I do too. This is the "classic starts" version.
Adam Duer
Jun 01, 2016 Adam Duer rated it really liked it
This book was about the cub of a domesticated wolf and his struggle. He is unusual, he is scary, but he is very very devoted.
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Full of adventure and good stuff! Very good book!
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I liked how this book told a story about a wolf and how the wolf had a lot of adventure.
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