CliffsNotes on London's The Call of the Wild & White Fang

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CliffsNotes on Call of the Wild & White Fang covers not one, but two of Jack London’s best known adventures. Meet an amazing dog named Buck and his human friend John Thornton in Call of the Wild, and then follow the story of two men, Henry and Bill, and the life of an unforgettable wolf cub.

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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Aug 20, 2007
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Pages
65
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ISBN
9780544180123
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Language
English
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Genres
Literary Criticism / American / General
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