Jean Craighead George





Jean Craighead George

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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...more


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More books by Jean Craighead George…
“Be you writer or reader, it is very pleasant to run away in a book.”
Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain

“Chicken is Good! It tastes like chicken.”
Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain
tags: food

“I throw back my head, and, feeling free as the wind, breathe in the fresh mountain air. Although I am heavy-hearted, my spirits are rising. To walk in nature is always good medicine.”
Jean Craighead George, On the Far Side of the Mountain

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