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Can You Survive: Jack London’s Call of the Wild: A Choose Your Path Book by Ryan Jacobson
Published by Lake 7 Creative (Distributed by Adventure Publications)
Pages: 160
Ages: 9-13
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository
Publishers Summmary:

It’s been called the best dog story ever written, and you can experience it like never before. This is Jack London’s Call of the Wild, masterfully adapted into a choose your path book. You’re the legendary sled dog, Buck. You face his same challenges. You make the choices. You decide what happens. Will you survive?

Can You Survive: Jack London’s Call of the Wild takes a classic piece of literature and turns it into an adventure not only for the characters, but the reader. As you follow along Buck, the part St. Bernard and part Scotch shepherd dog, you are taken into the cold often brutal world of the Alaskan wilderness. As you make choices you decide whether Buck will live or die as he comes up against foes that include other dogs, man, wolves and a variety of other forces of nature. Will you and Buck make it to the end to answer the call of the wild? Only your choices can decide both of your fates. Can You Survive: Jack London’s Call of the Wild is an adventure for readers everywhere.

It’s been almost a year since my last “Choose Your Own Path” read when I read Lost in the Wild also by Ryan Jacobson and I was just as eager to read this one as I was his previous story. This one, obviously based on the classic novel by Jack London, was in my opinion much much more interesting. It did take a couple of chapters before I was really engrossed in the story, but after that I was excited to see how I’d be able to help Buck on his journey across Alaska. Perhaps because I’m not normally an “adventure” reader the original book didn’t hold much appeal to me, but this new take on it actually gave me something to look forward to as I turned the pages by providing me the opportunity to interact with the story.

Author Ryan Jacobson has yet again created a thoroughly engrossing “Choose Your Own Adventure” style story that is not only exciting and entertaining, but very well written. Can You Survive: Jack London’s Call of the Wild is the story of a dog named Buck who struggles to survive against the threats found in the Alaskan wilderness and his only hope is you as the reader. This would certainly be a book I’d recommend to reluctant readers, especially those who love a good adventure or the outdoors. In addition, I’d also recommend this as a companion read with the classic for teachers and students alike as opposed to something like Cliff Notes; it could easily ignite an interest in the story without handing readers all of the details at once. Can You Survive: Jack London’s Call of the Wild by Ryan Jacobson is the first in a new series of “Choose Your Path” books that are sure to be huge hits with young readers everywhere.

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 9 to 15. Adventure awaits both characters and readers alike. A fantastic companion read to it’s classic counterpart when read in school. Perfect reading for adventure seekers, outdoors enthusiasts and reluctant readers.

Find Can You Survive: Jack London’s Call of the Wild: A Choose Your Path Book by Ryan Jacobson at the following spots:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository | Goodreads

Make sure to visit all the stops along the Can You Survive this blog tour? beginning with the last post from Teach Mentor Texts and tomorrow’s post at One Librarian’s Book Reviews. You may even be able to win a copy of this fantastic new book from Ryan Jacobson!

Giveaway!

As an added bonus the author, Ryan Jacobson, has provided one Signed copy of Can You Survive: Jack London’s Call of the Wild: A Choose Your Path Book to giveaway to one There’s A Book reader! Please fill out the form below and good luck!

Thank you so much to the author, Ryan Jacobson, for providing a copy of this book for review! Connect with him on Twitter and on his blog, Author vs. Monster!
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3 Responses to Book Review and Giveaway: Can You Survive – Jack London’s Call of the Wild by Ryan Jacobson

  1. Today’s CALL OF THE WILD blog tour stop is There’s a Book. Read the review by @the1stdaughter: http://t.co/mOHSRtXy

  2. What a great concept. I love it. Too cool.

    You know I recently listened to parts of the audio with my husband and was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

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