Call of the Wild

And the Author

About Jack London

Jack London, a successful author, was born on January 12, 1876. His name at birth Jhon Griffen Chaney. He was born "south of the slot"- an area south of the market street and its cable lines in San Francisco, California. When he was 30 years old his house was burnt down by the famous April 18, 1906 fire. In 1900 Jack married his math tutor and friend Bess. With Bess he had 2 daughters Joan, and Bess (Beaky). In 1903 he was divorced to Bess and so after that he married his secretary, Charmain Kittrige. He found true love with her and spent the rest of his life playing, traveling, writing, and enjoyed life with her. With Charmain they had one daughter, Joy, who only lived 38 hours. Jack London lived a not to long life and died at age 40 on November 22, 1916.

About the Breed

Buck is a St. Bernard and Shepherd mix. The similarities of these breeds are that they are both working dogs. There is also a similarity in their color, they are a white and brownish color. Anyways, I think that the working dog characteristic fits perfectly well because in The Call of the Wild, Buck he is stolen by this man to be a sled dog and in my opinion I think that would consider him a working dog.

The 1896 Yukon Gold Rush

The Yukon Gold Rush was an event of migration. Some people estimated that around 100,000 people migrated to Klodike from almost everywhere in Canada from 1896-1899. This gold rush is known by many names such as the Yukon Gold Rush, The Last Great Gold Rush and The Alaska Gold Rush.


The Back of the Book

Life is good for buck back at Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day an act of betrayal leads to his kidnap and is forced into a life of action and danger. Stolen away to be a sledge dog in the freezing-cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survival. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again?


Iditarod Dog Racing Anchorage

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome. Mushers and a team of 16 dogs, of which at least 6 must be on the towline at the finish line, cover the distance in 9–15 days or more. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but evolved into today's highly competitive race. The current fastest winning time record was set in 2011 by Jhon Baker with a time of 8 days, 19 hours, 46 minutes, and 39 seconds. As of 2012, Dallas Seavey was the youngest musher to win the race, while as of 2013, at the age of 53, Mitch Seavey was the oldest person to ever win the race.