Call of the Wild - Adventure Story About Courage and Perseverance

Written on 02/21/2020
CCM team

Looking for a great flick to catch with your family this weekend? The Call of the Wild hits theaters TONIGHT and promises not only a visually stunning action-adventure film, but also a story that teaches courage, persevereance, and resilience. 

Reviews say the film adaptation is more family-friendly than the book, but there is some violence against people and animals that may not be appropriate for young children. The review on Common Sense Media says there is alcohol portrayed in the movie, but in a negative way which does not condone drinking, but instead shows it for the drug it is.


  • Read the book! Grab it free from your local library or download a free book or audiobook from Internet Archive
  • Half the fun of seeing movie adaptations of great books is to talk with your kids about the differences. What was in the movie but not in the book? What was in the book, but not the movie? Which was better?
  • Read the book as a family, (maybe do a read aloud where everyone reads a chapter out loud) and talk about the things in the book that didn't make it to the movie. 
  • Investigate the history of the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s that serves as the backdrop for the story.  


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