Kid's Classics, Now an eBook
reissued Julie of the Wolves as an eBook. Were books just better in the olden days? Nah, probably not. But rereading Julie after all these years (it was first published in 1972, by Harper and Row, and was championed by one of my heroes in the book biz, editor Ursula Nordstrom), it might seem that way. In fact, Nordstrom commissioned Julie after a single brief meeting with author Jean Craighead George. In George's memory:
[Nordstrom] was bent over her desk in concentration, her gray hair grooved where her fingers had pressed. Hearing us, she turned around and her penetrating eyes met mine head on. She nodded to say she knew who I was and why I was there.George says she'd never been offered a contract before a word was written, but she went home and began Julie of the Wolves.
"I want to write a book," I said, "about an Eskimo girl who is lost on the Arctic tundra. She survives by communicating with a pack of wolves in their own language."
"Will it be accurate?"
"I'll write you up your contract and advance now."
Scrappy Heroine Meets Arctic Wolf
Attempted Rape Knots Banners' Knickers
|George: Just nip his nose|
The new eBook additionally features an illustrated biography of George, and a collection of her personal photographs. Click here or here to purchase.