When is a dog story much more than just a dog story? When the author means to portray with the story his personal philosophy about the quest of man and of his perception of God!
London, in his personal despair, sees the struggle of man against overpowering odds in, Buck, the wonderful dog that he describes. Set in the Alaskan gold rush of the 1890s, we are given unusual insight into the mind and heart of one without Christ, trying to make his way in the world that God created.
A biblical response will be called for as the book is read and analyzed. The student will be well assisted with the CHC Reader’s Guide to delve more deeply into the meaning that is woven into the narrative. SAMPLE
Recommended age levels: 9-12