The Call of the Wild "read-a-likes"
Adults' Reading List - books with similar themes
Jack London's Call of the Wild, 127 pp. (First
Source: Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
Books - The books listed below are in branches
of the Sonoma County Library.
Online - Internet access to stories
by Jack London and some of the authors below - see the Digital
Book Index website.
Find them in the Fiction section by
author's last name
Doig, Ivan. Bucking the sun.
Doig, Ivan. The sea runners.
London, Jack. Klondike tales.
London, Jack. The son of the wolf: Tales from the far north.
London, Jack. White fang. Considered the sequel to Call
of the wild; a dog is rescued from a cruel owner.
Michener, James A. Alaska.
Parry, Richard. The winter wolf: Wyatt Earp in
Parry, Richard. The wolf's cub.
Parry, Richard. The wolf's pack.
Straley, John. Cold water burning.
MYSTERIES (M) - Find them in the Mystery section
(M) by author's last name
Henry, Sue. Beneath the ashes: An Alaska mystery.
Henry, Sue. Cold company.
Henry, Sue. Dead north.
Stabenow, Dana. Better to rest: a Liam Campbell mystery.
Stabenow, Dana. A fine and bitter snow: a Kate Shugak novel.
Straley, John. The angels will not care.
Straley, John. Death and the language of happiness.
Straley, John. The music of what happens.
Straley, John. The curious eat themselves.
Straley, John. The woman who married a bear.
SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS (SC) - Find it in the
Short Story Collections section
SC Great Great Tales of the Gold Rush. Stories of romance
and adventure in Alaska and the Yukon written by authors of the time.
WESTERN (W) - Find them in the Western section
(W) by author's last name
Brand, Max. Chinook: A north-western
Brand, Max. Sixteen in Nome: A north-western
Cushman, Dan. In Alaska with Shipwreck Kelly: A north-western
NON-FICTION - Find them in the Non-Fiction section
by Dewey Decimal call number
This list includes background information about the people, places,
and things encountered in The Call of the Wild including Alaska, the
Yukon, wolves, dogs, and, gold seekers.
599.74442 Gibson, Nancy. Wolves.
599.74442 Wolves of the high Arctic.
599.773 Wolf: Spirit of the wild, a celebration of wolves.
636.7 Murphy, Claire Rudolf. Gold rush dogs.
636.7 Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall. The hidden life of dogs.
798.8 Balzar, John. Yukon alone: The world's toughest adventure
798.8092 Paulson, Gary. Winter dance: The madness of running the
798.83 Cook, Ann Mariah. Running north: A Yukon adventure.
811.54 Service, Robert W. (Robert William). The best of Robert
818 Lundquist, James. Jack London, adventures, ideas, and fiction.
821 Service, Robert W. (Robert William). Spell
of the Yukon.
917.19 Bolotin, Norman. A Klondike scrapbook: Ordinary people,
917.19 Wells, E. Hazard. Magnificence and Misery:
A first-hand account of the 1897 Klondike gold rush.
917.98 Scott, Alastair. Tracks across Alaska: A dog sled journey.
917.9804 Jenkins, Peter. Looking for Alaska.
917.9804 Krakauer, Jon. Into the wild.
971.91 Shape, William. Faith of fools: A journal of the Klondike
971.97 Washburn, Tahoe
Talbot. Under Polaris: An arctic quest.
979.8 Alaska: Tales of adventure from the last frontier.
Pierre. Klondike: The last great gold rush, 1896-1899.