Directed by Peter Carter. With Ronny Cox, Linda Sorensen, Andrew Ian McMillan , Chris Wiggins. A boy and his sled dog against the elements. Kavik the Wolf Dog has ratings and 93 reviews. Amanda said: I read this when I was like And I was super into horse and wolf books, so I defi. The knockabout, turnabout saga of a wolf dog who loses and regains his courage , heeds and renounces the call of the wild.

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As I reread it this week, I was struck by how familiar the beginning scenes were.


I wish I knew how many times I read it. Oh, how I loved animal stories! Charlie One Eye raises sled dogs to sell. The fight and intelligence he sees in the new puppy, several parts wolf, inspire Charlie to make one more attempt at winning the North American Sled Dog Derby in Fairbanks, Alaska. He names the puppy Kavik, Eskimo for wllf.

Two years later, Charlie and Kavik win the race. Hunter, a wealthy business man, collects objects of interest in the north and ships them home to Seattle. The plane crashes before it gets to the cannery, Kavik, in his cage, is thrown from the plane and nearly dies.

He is rescued by Andy, a year-old boy, the first person ever to show Kavik affection. When Hunter comes back to Alaska the next spring, he finds that the dog he thought was dead is alive, strong, and healthy.


He insists on taking Kavik home to Washington. Living in a cage, surrounded by the sounds and smells of the city, Kavik can think of nothing but somehow heading north back to the boy.

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He takes advantage of his first opportunity to escape, which is the start of a 2,mile endurance trek. I suspect that during the time when I was devouring books about animals, these books were exemplifying virtues that Mavik was not seeing in the adults in my life. Such loyalty, such stamina, such heart! While the human characters in this story are a bit like unfinished coloring book pages, they are not entirely incidental.

Honesty and integrity are highly valued. Hunter and that they must be completely honest with him and let him decide what to do with his dog. They face the same dilemma again when Kavik finds his way back to them. Charlie One Eye raised Kavik to be a fighter, but Andy finds out that the plane crash and subsequent suffering have taken the fight out of the dog.

Through the suffering and challenges of the long journey home, driven by his love for the boy, Kavik regains his courage. Hunter and convince him that Kavik belongs in the north and with Andy. The violence is strictly between animals. It is typically short-lived, and is not deliberately graphic, but could be disturbing for sensitive young wol. Kavik is trapped in his cage after the plane crash. A lynx discovers him lying helpless and tears at Kavik through the bars of the cage.


For me, I think this is less intense than it might be because at this point in the book, the reader knows that Kavik must survive. On his way home, Kavik mates with a female wolf. He has to kill another wolf wo,f order to win her. The wolf fought madly to free himself, but it was useless.

He bore the wolf to the ground. His teeth drove deep for the jugular, and found it. He held on for several minutes, even after the wolf had ceased to struggle.

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Kavik and his mate are not doy for long before men in an airplane swoop over the pack and shoot several wolves. A short time later, Kavik and his mate are lured into gunshot range by a hunter.

She is able to run for a while, but the hunter tracks them. She dies just before Kavik is forced by the approaching hunter to leave her.

Kavik the Wolf Dog

sog The dog pack goes after him, believing him to be an easy target, and Kavik quickly dispatches the leader. Blackie never regained his feet.

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