Author of the wonderful book Call of the Wild, Jack London, was born on this day, 1876, in #California. #JackLondon was an American #author best known for the adventure novels #WhiteFang and The Call of the Wild. Jack London grew up working-class. He carved out his own hardscrabble life as a teen. He rode trains, pirated oysters, shoveled coal, worked on a sealing ship on the Pacific and found employment in a cannery. In his free time he hunkered down at libraries, soaking up novels and travel books.