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Jack London

Jack London with his dog, Rollo, 1885. Photo courtesy of Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” While I agree with dear Ernie to a certain extent, the loyalty of man’s best friend is hard to rival. The lifelong...
The Call of the Wild , used courtesy of Aladdin Classics It finally feels like winter, and so naturally we turn to Jack London's tale of adventure, The Call of the Wild . In the book, there are two sets of characters, one human, the other canine. Buck, the protagonist, is a dog who is kidnapped,...
Irving, Texas Teens at the Lively Recreation Center create their own greeting cards inspired by The Call of the Wild book covers, scenes from the book, or the Alaskan setting for the Wild Card: Design-a-Card Contest. Photo courtesy of Irving Public Library One of the most important aspects of The...
Delta County, Colorado ?Hike and Howl? was one of several Delta County Big Read events with an outdoor focus. Photo by Katherine Colwell With the Black County National Park, three state parks, and plenty of opportunities for hunting and fishing, Delta County, Colorado, is an outdoorsman?s dream...
Washington, DC Portrait photograph of Jack London by Arnold Genthe, taken between 1906-1916. Courtesy Library of Congress collection . Back in the late 1840s, the town of Placerville, California, grew into existence when gold deposits were found in its river beds and hills. Today, the residents of...