- Author: Jean Craighead George
- Read Aloud Grade Range: 3 - Adult
- Read Alone Grade Range: 4 - Adult
- Newbery Award
- Binding: pb
- Pages: 176
To her small Eskimo village, she is Miyax. To her pen pal in San Francisco, she is Julie. At 13, Miyax is an orphan and unhappily married. She runs away from her husband's parents' home in hopes of getting to her pen pal in San Francisco.
On the way, however, she becomes lost in the Alaskan tundra. With no food, no shelter, and no idea of which way to go, she begins to look hard at who she really is. Is she Miyax, Eskimo girl of the old ways, or is she Julie, a modern, white-American-style teenager? When a pack of wolves begins to accept her into their community, she realizes she must learn to think like a wolf as well. This is the compelling story of a girl searching for answers in a bleak landscape that at first glance would seem to hold nothing. Powerful.