Thursday, February 18, 2016

Judging Books By Their Covers: Julie of the Wolves

The Judging Books By Their Covers idea originally came from Jessica at Quirky Bookworm. While she no longer hosts a linkup for them, every so often I get inspired to look into what other covers there might be for a book that I'm reading!

In February for the Reading Together Family Exploration Book Club we're reading Julie of the Wolves. I remember reading it in probably 4th or 5th grade, and I became obsessed with wolves. My friends and I would play "animals" outside at recess, and I would always choose to be a wolf. I didn't remember much of the storyline, so I was glad for this chance to re-read it. 

First edition cover: 1972
This is the one I got from my library.

I can't find a specific date for these, but I'm 95% sure I had a copy of
the one on the left when I was in elementary school in the early '90s. 

2003 edition

Not a true cover, but in 2012 Travis Jonker of SLJ
created this fan art cover using an image from Flickr.

Which cover is your favorite? 


  1. I've always been a fan of Julie Of The Wolves, so I was excited to see it on your blog. I'm a mom of two always looking for book ideas and I'm always sharing what I find. My boys are really big fans of the new picture book , "Cooking With Mr. C." by John Contratti. Have you read it. The story is wonderful and the message very important. Books with a message are very important to this family. Thanks again for your Julie of the Wolves post. Mary G.

    1. No I haven't read that one, thanks for sharing!

  2. Julie of the Wolves is on our reading list right now. I love thinking about the arctic wilds!

    1. Me too - my mom and I used to joke (half serious though) about moving to Alaska someday!

  3. I think I had the same one as you in elementary school! The fan art one is gorgeous though.

  4. I had the same one as a kid! And I chose the same one for my post too. Great minds. :)

  5. I also read this book in elementary school, but it upset me very much and I wouldn't recommend it for children because Julie's husband attempts to RAPE her. It is a very brief scene and not graphic, but it was clear to me what he intended and much too scary for me at that age.