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DetailsBuck 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.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jack London, whose real name was John Griffith Chaney, was born 12th January 1876 in San Francisco, America.A resounding theme in his literary work was one of a struggle to survive. London's upbringing and his experiences in later life would serve as the grounding for his unique style of writing.Although deserted by his father, London was raised by his spiritualist mother who was known for her eccentricity. By the age of 14, London was developing a taste for adventure and he left school to work for a government fish patrol. He would later join the navy, and would explore most of America by travelling as a hobo on freight trains.In 1897 Jack London travelled to the Klondike hoping to strike it rich in America's last gold rush. While he did not find gold in the harsh arctic wilderness, London did discover a wealth of material he would later fashion into two of his best known novels, Call of the Wild and White Fang.Published in 1903, Call of the Wild benefited from the rise of the modern press and publishing industry, becoming immensely popular and launching London's career. Over the following years London wrote prolifically, drawing again on his Klondike adventure for White Fang and his experiences at sea as a young man for The Sea Wolf.London died on 22nd November 1916.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lloyd S. Wagner is a father of three, writer and entrepreneur. A Graduate of King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he has been writing business news and profiles, feature stories and screenplays since attaining his BA in English in 1983. Inspired by his sons he has written El Chupacabras: Trail of the Goatsucker, his first book for the juvenile/young adult market, followed by Greenman in the Oliver Family Adventure Series. Mr. Wagner resides in Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, with his family.ABOUT THE ARTIST: Sachin Nagar has worked on many of Campfire's most successful books including the award winning Sundarkaand: The Triumph of Hanuman, Ravana: Roar of the Demon King and Mother Teresa: Angel of the Slums. Sachin is one of the most versatile artists working in the graphic novel industry today and says that he likes to push the boundaries and try something new and daring with every project he works on. Sachin lives and works in Delhi.ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Campfire is to entertain and educate young minds by creating unique illustrated books that recount stories of human values, arouse curiosity in the world around us, and inspire with tales of great deeds of unforgettable people.
SKU Code PRK B 1167 Weight in Kg 0.1800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789380028330 Author Name JACK LONDON. Adapted by Lloyd S Wagner. Illustrated by Sachin Nagar. Publisher Name Campfire Graphic Novels