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Kazan, The Wolf Dog

4.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  703 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Hardcover, Famous Dog Stories, 244 pages
Published 1971 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published January 1st 1914)
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Debbie Zapata
Mar 14, 2015 Debbie Zapata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pg
Kazan is a dog of the Canadian north woods, 3/4 husky and 1/4 wolf. He has been cruelly treated by the men in his life, and when he meets the wife of his new owner, Kazan learns for the first time the power of love. But he is not going to be allowed to live happily ever after with his new boss and his new love. Fate arranges adventures for him that left me holding my breath, almost afraid to find out what would happen next. And every time I expected Kazan's life to settle down, there was Fate ag ...more
Aug 08, 2015 Lora rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
This isn't exactly naturalist lit, but it is heavy into nature. It's the adventure story of a wolf mix and his life among men and in the wild. Kind of a 'Call of the Wild' but with more description and about equal amount of drama.
And dang, but every man resorts to the whip. Doesn't look good for men! Women need to let 'em fight it out and die off so they can be left to pretty up the world with glowing locks of golden hair and musical voices and the thrill of a soft touch and whatever else Curwo
Lynn B.
Nov 12, 2014 Lynn B. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Wolf lovers, dog lovers, animal lovers, fans of Jack London's works
*SPOILERS* The story follows a husky-wolf mix named Kazan, who has led 3 years of his life as a sled dog, being abused by men. One day he finds a nice owner and goes with him and his daughter to the forest, where he gets reunited with his abusive owner.

Out of fear, Kazan runs away and goes into the forest. There, he meets a wolf pack, and quickly grows attached to one paticular female: Grey Wolf/She Wolf. They both run away from the pack and start their own life in the wild. Kazan finds a new l
May 22, 2014 Zyr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is very interesting! I have read Call of the Wild by Jack London as well as White Fang by Jack London and loved both. I have also read Wolf: The Journey Home by Asta Bowen. Wolf: The Journey Home was a good book but very scientific with less creative writing, while White Fang by Jack London had a very good flow but the line between opinion, fact, and creative license often became blurred. Kazan by James O. Curwood created the ideal book between these two styles where the plot is unique ...more
Andy Dennis
Mar 14, 2015 Andy Dennis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For fans of Jack London

Although definitely derivative of Jack London's wild dog books, Call of the Wild and White Fang, this is an excellent novel. The writing is consistently strong without resorting to archaic and/or complicated language and Curwood achieves a level of personification and pathos for his canine protagonist that betters either dog in London's two books (especially White Fang who is a difficult character to love). Furthermore, the author seems far more knowledgeable about animal
Alice ♔
This was such an adorable book. <3 I love reading books from an animal's perspective and this one was no different to the other awesome ones I've read. I thought it was also cool that this story is 97 years old but it is still so amazing and I was hooked right through.
Eveline Evans
Sep 24, 2012 Eveline Evans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I greatly enjoy stories of the far north. If you like dog stories you will greatly enjoy this one.
Dec 01, 2012 Mares rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting story. It was a good read, but it lacks something to make it great.
Jul 31, 2011 Renay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great animal story. Moving and wonderfully written
Jun 20, 2012 Srinivas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Animal lovers, dog lovers, nature lovers
Shelves: favorites
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Dec 10, 2014 Sherilyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great read! This 1914 piece of fiction may not be exactly scientifically correct to the life of a wolf-dog, but it was close and so enjoyable to read. This journey of Kazan, from wild animal to semi-domesticated pet, and all his adventures in between kept me anxious to come back for more each day to see where his adventures took him and his mate Gray Wolf. A fascinating read.
H. Dean
Nov 03, 2011 H. Dean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the more influential books of my childhood. At the time I failed to understand just how good a book it was, though it affected me greatly. As an adult I more fully recognize the brilliant writing style of James Oliver Curwood. Having read this book several times over I am always amazed at Curwood's ability to write such wonderful adventure with such a compelling and descriptive writing style.

This book is a must read for anyone who loved adventure, a must read for dog lovers and
Nov 06, 2014 Kathie rated it really liked it
Kazan, part dog and part wolf lives in the Canadian wilderness. The story is interestingly told from Kazan's point of view. Kazan encounters cruel owners and a human family he wants to protect. He is soon torn between the human family and Gray Wolf, his loyal mate. There are hardships as their pups are killed and Gray Wolf is blinded. She becomes dependent upon Kazan but aids him with her heightened sense of smell.

Kazan is a touching story of wilderness life, hardships of the north country and
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
This is one of my favorite books of all times. It is one of the first books I remember reading as a child. It was my father's favorite book and we read it several times together. Every few years I re-read it and marvel over the wonderful writing of James Oliver Curwood. It is the story of a dog but it is the story of people too. It is a book to feel good about and a book to cry over. I last read it about three years ago so will put that date down, but I probably read it the first time when I was ...more
Apr 23, 2014 Angela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Poor version of Jack London's classics
Lisbeth Solberg
Original copyright date 1914. Kazan: the Wolf Dog is a humanistic The Call of the Wild. Weird, huh? I started reading "famous dog stories" after we got our first family dog, Heidi, a white German Shepherd.
Jul 08, 2009 Trinverity rated it it was amazing
I read this book in Czech language (Vlčák Kazan), I have book published in 1924. It was a gift from friend whit who are share the passion in really old books.
It's mine favorite book and absolutely loved it.
Alexander Draganov
Rivals "The White Fang". I have read the book a long, long time ago and I barely remember the details, but I loved it. Beautiful and touching.
Jul 15, 2012 Dominique rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very well written. I had a problem with a few parts that were inaccurate about wolf behavior, but other than that I loved it!
Jun 14, 2015 Craig rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5* Enjoyed the story overall. We forget the harsh brutality of survival in today's modern age. This book reminds us of that.
Dec 24, 2014 Shannon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was interesting through the first half, but was lackluster compared to the stories of Jack London.
Nov 02, 2007 Elena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read it in translation, and like it a lot!
Reread in 1990.
Still good.
Also perfect for kids.
Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
A wonderful, wonderful book. I truly think it is even better than White Fang.
An Ba
Jun 15, 2014 An Ba rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I cried my eyes out reading this.
Dec 21, 2011 Mariann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favourite book of all times!
Partridge Public
Sep 18, 2007 Partridge Public added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: JF Cur
Shelves: juniorfiction
Curwood, James Oliver
Nov 17, 2012 Frosty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!
Shon Rand
A childhood fave.
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Born in Owosso, Michigan he left high school without graduating but was able to pass the entrance exams to the University of Michigan where he studied journalism. In 1900, Curwood sold his first story while working for the Detroit News-Tribune. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. The succe ...more
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