Animal stories are strange and fun, and they do not feel like an education. But they are, and the beautiful thing is that lessons are delivered as of an exciting animal adventure.
Our Explorer kids are reading The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both animal stories, from April to June 2021. Here’s a peek at both stories:
The Call of the Wild is the story of Buck, a dog stolen from his home and thrust into the merciless life of the Arctic north to endure hardship, bitter cold, and the savage lawlessness of man and beast. White Fang, on the other hand, is the adventure of an animal – part dog, part wolf – turned vicious by cruel abuse, then transformed by the patience and affection of one man.
Jack London’s superb ability as a storyteller and his uncanny understanding of animal and human natures give these tales a striking vitality and power, and have earned him a reputation as a distinguished American writer.