Jean Craighead George





Jean Craighead George


Born
in Washington, District of Columbia, The United States
July 02, 1919

Died
May 17, 2012

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Jean Craighead George wrote over eighty popular books for young adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor book My Side of the Mountain. Most of her books deal with topics related to the environment and the natural world. While she mostly wrote children's fiction, she also wrote at least two guides to cooking with wild foods, and an autobiography, Journey Inward.

The mother of three children, (Twig C. George, Craig, and T. Luke George) Jean George was a grandmother who joyfully read to her grandchildren since the time they were born. Over the years Jean George kept one hundred and seventy-three pets, not including dogs and cats, in her home in Chappaqua, New York. "Most of these wild animals depart
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Average rating: 3.9 · 129,938 ratings · 5,955 reviews · 138 distinct works · Similar authors
My Side of the Mountain (Mo...

4.02 avg rating — 48,519 ratings — published 1959 — 51 editions
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Julie of the Wolves (Julie ...

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3.78 avg rating — 46,303 ratings — published 1972 — 69 editions
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On the Far Side of the Moun...

3.86 avg rating — 6,704 ratings — published 1990 — 15 editions
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Julie's Wolf Pack (Julie of...

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3.98 avg rating — 4,580 ratings — published 1997 — 19 editions
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Julie (Julie of the Wolves,...

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3.88 avg rating — 4,381 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
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My Side of the Mountain Tri...

4.09 avg rating — 3,404 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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Frightful's Mountain (Mount...

3.81 avg rating — 3,433 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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My Side of the Mountain/On ...

4.19 avg rating — 1,869 ratings — published 2004
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There's an Owl in the Shower

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The Talking Earth

3.78 avg rating — 520 ratings — published 1983 — 10 editions
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