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The Call of the Wild

What do these three tremendous actors have in common? They’ve all read excerpts of Big Read books, featured below. To hear the entire audio guides to these respective novels ---The Grapes of Wrath, The Death of Ivan Ilyich , and The Call of the Wild ---head over to The Big Read website . Start May...
The Call of the Wild , used courtesy of Aladdin Classics It finally feels like winter, and so naturally we turn to Jack London's tale of adventure, The Call of the Wild . In the book, there are two sets of characters, one human, the other canine. Buck, the protagonist, is a dog who is kidnapped,...
Irving, Texas Teens at the Lively Recreation Center create their own greeting cards inspired by The Call of the Wild book covers, scenes from the book, or the Alaskan setting for the Wild Card: Design-a-Card Contest. Photo courtesy of Irving Public Library One of the most important aspects of The...
Delta County, Colorado ?Hike and Howl? was one of several Delta County Big Read events with an outdoor focus. Photo by Katherine Colwell With the Black County National Park, three state parks, and plenty of opportunities for hunting and fishing, Delta County, Colorado, is an outdoorsman?s dream...
July 20, 2009 Washington, DC The three-peat Big Readers at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, Indiana, most recently hosted a celebration of Jack London's The Call of the Wild . The library's project comprised five libraries, including one in Illinois, and 21 schools ranging from...