The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The ghostly winter silence had given way to the great spring murmur of awakening life. This murmur arose from all the land, fraught with the joy of living.
Buck is a dog a long way from home. A big St. Bernard/Scotch Collie, unjustly sold off from his family in California and forced into a sled team way north in the wilds of Alaska, he finds himself learning the harsh realities of a dog’s life from his teammates: Spitz, Dave, Dolly, Pike, Dub, Billie, Joe, Solleks, Teek, and Koona.
But when Buck meets outdoorsman, John Thornton, both their fates are turned upside down. For, in Buck, John has found a loyal partner, and, in John, Buck has discovered a route back to his ancestral home.