Penguin Student Editions have being specifically designed for readers who are studying a text in detail. They include a helpful introduction and explanatory notes, character sketches, a text summary, a selection of questions and topics for discussion and analysis, as well as suggestions for further reading. " The call of the Wild " is a classic adventure story of a proud dog learning to live in the harsh, arctic world of the Klondike. Buck first rediscovers his natural instincts as a sled-dog and John Thornton, his new master, teaches him how to give and receive love. Only then is the truly fit for leadership when he returns to the pack.