Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 6 - 12Y8.037058
The story opens with Buck, a large and powerful St. Bernard-Scotch Shepherd mix,[1][2] living happily in California's Santa Clara Valley as the pampered pet of rich Judge Miller and his family. However, assistant gardener Manuel, in need of money to finance his gambling addiction, steals Buck and sells him. Buck is shipped to Seattle. Put in a crate, he is starved and ill-treated. When released, he attacks his overseer, known only as of the "man in the red sweater" but this man teaches the "law of the club", hitting Buck until he is sufficiently cowed (but the man shows some kindness after Buck stops). Buck is then sold to a pair of French-Canadian dispatchers from the Canadian government, Fran├žois and Perrault, who take him with them to Alaska. There, they train him as a sled dog, and drive him through the Klondike region of Canada. From his teammates, he quickly learns to survive cold winter nights and the pack society. A rivalry develops between Buck and the vicious, quarrelsome lead dog, Spitz. Buck eventually beats Spitz in a fight and kills him, and then becomes the new leader of the team.
Paperback, 62 pages
Published on November 15, 2019 by Independently published
ISBN-10: 1708617000
ISBN-13: 9781708617004
17 Book Reviews
  • noahsmith
    noahsmith6 months55 stars
    I enjoyed book cause of how Buck changes and realizes the law of club and fang + the relationship and pure love with John Thornton. I enjoyed it, definitely recommended for early middle school. Well for elementary it may be hard to read and it may get the child into the wrong place so keep that in mind
    • kimge
      kimgeabout 3 years55 starsFeatured
      I think this is the first classic book that I actually ENJOYED. I read the "kids" version for a book report in 3rd grade and really enjoyed it. The "full" version is even better. I liked how Jack London showed what BUCK thought at the moment since many other books hide the feelings of a dog. Overall, very fun to read. I'd recommend for Grades 5+
      • potatoanna
        potatoannaabout 4 years
        I think this book is my favorite one yet it has mystery and scary stuff.
        • boi frogover 4 years
          this is a very adventerous
          • directorjorddan
            directorjorddanover 5 years55 stars
            It's really good I recommend it.
            • zenkiller
              zenkillerover 6 years
              I love this book. I read it more then 100 times
              • flash_kj
                flash_kjover 6 years
                I have read this book with my mom and we loved it. We have tried to watch the series on Animal Planet but we cant find it same as the movie.
                • sandy8
                  sandy8almost 8 years
                  Made me cry when Curly was killed,made me laugh when Buck stole meat from Francois.
                  • willbur
                    willburover 8 years55 stars
                    they almost starve to death the man is nice to the dogs .it is pretty interesting that a dog and a wolf had a cub
                    • ajaz
                      ajazover 8 years
                      This book is so so so cool!!!!!!