Jack London (1876-1916) was born in California. In 1897 he joined the Klondike gold rush in northern Canada, an event which inspired his most famous stories, including The Call of the Wild. By the time of his early death he was one of America's most celebrated authors. Andrew Davidson is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated many books for both children and adults. His distinctive wood engravings for Ted Hughes' The Iron Man won both the Kurt Maschler and the D&AD Awards. Jean Craighead George is a naturalist and favorite children's writer. Her thrilling stories are inspired by her own wildlife adventures -- including the study of wolves in Alaska. Her novels have won her many awards, among them the prestigious Newbery Medal for Julie of the WolvesLondon, Jack is the author of 'Call of the Wild', published 2003 under ISBN 9780689856747 and ISBN 0689856741.