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A thrilling tale of Buck's fight for survival and rise to become leader of the pack, presented here with companion novel White Fang.

Mush on!

Buck does not read the newspapers. If he had, he’d have known that for good strong dogs like himself trouble is brewing. Man has found gold and because of that Buck is kidnapped and dragged away from his sunny home to become a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing North. With strength, imagination and cunning on his side Buck must fight for survival. But will he ever trust Man again?

This book also includes White Fang a story about a wild young cub, part dog and part wolf.

Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can find out if you’re a wild wolf or a faithful dog and learn more about the Arctic gold rush!

Vintage Children’s Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Reviews

Enthralling

Herald

I can't celebrate the romantic ideas or the killing of savages in this book. But I can say I'm fascinated by it and that I find it worth going back to. It's a story which has gained its own life and will probably be with us for as long as we're reading books

David Vann, Daily Telegraph

A novel of...physical intensity and savage excitement

Sunday Times

Untouched by bookishness... The making and the achievement of such a hero [Buck] constitute, not a pretty story at all, but a very powerful one

The Atlantic Monthly (1903)

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099582625

    August 1, 2013

    Vintage Children's Classics

    512 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook

    9781448130146

    September 30, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    352 pages

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  • EBook

    9781448161515

    June 6, 2013

    Vintage Digital

    512 pages

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