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  • Published: 15 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9789380028330
  • Imprint: Steerforth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 72
  • RRP: $16.99

The Call of the Wild




A collection of 4 Puffin Classics, designed to raise awareness of world environmental issues

Buck is a four year old shepherd dog living a pampered life as an estate dog. His life changes when he is suddenly kidnapped and sold into service during the Klondike gold rush, for he is made to haul heavy sleds through the deep snow fields. Being in a new environment, he soon discovers his dominant primordial instinct. He learns not only to survive, but also flourishes in it.

Jack London's The Call of the Wild is a masterpiece in both its style, which set a standard for generations to come, and for its genre, raising adventure writing to the level of classic literature. Exciting and entertaining, Buck's story is also intelligent and thought provoking - a story for all ages.

  • Published: 15 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9789380028330
  • Imprint: Steerforth Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 72
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Jack London

Jack London was born into poverty in San Francisco in 1876. Before his success as a novelist, London spent a lot of time avoiding a life as a manual worker and, in the process, experienced many things that became central to his plots. He ran away from home, bought a sailing boat and became an oyster pirate - a story recounted in John Barleycorn. His best-known novel, The Call of the Wild, was drawn from his own experience of the Klondike Gold Rush, a time that would inspire many of London's short stories as well. London became addicted to writing after winning a short story competition in the San Francisco Morning Call in 1893. It earned London $25, the equivalent of a month's wages. Dozens of books followed - including John Barleycorn (1913), The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906). He published an average of three or four books a year. He died in 1916.

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Praise for The Call of the Wild

"A top-notch graphic adaptation of one of my favorite classic novels. This graphic version is amazingly true to the novel. It evokes the same emotions and is as powerful a story as the novel. I can not think of anything that has been left out. . . . The illustrations are highly detailed with full backgrounds, using artistic devises and a pleasure to behold."

— Back to Books

"Sachin Nagar’s art brilliantly captures the cold openness of the Alaskan landscape, vividly and beautifully. In fact, it’s hard to overstate it: The art here is simply breathtaking." -- John Hogan, Graphicnovelreporter.com


"I highly recommend Campfire’s comics. They do what they are intended to do and do it in  a way that excites kids about classic literature."

— Chris Wilson, The Graphic Classroom (a resource for teachers and librarians)

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