Jean Craighead George


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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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My Side of the Mountain (Mo...

4.05 avg rating — 56,417 ratings — published 1959 — 17 editions
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Julie of the Wolves (Julie ...

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3.80 avg rating — 51,177 ratings — published 1972 — 77 editions
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On the Far Side of the Moun...

3.89 avg rating — 7,771 ratings — published 1990
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Julie's Wolf Pack (Julie of...

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3.99 avg rating — 5,331 ratings — published 1997 — 21 editions
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Julie (Julie of the Wolves,...

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3.89 avg rating — 4,937 ratings — published 1994 — 15 editions
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My Side of the Mountain Tri...

4.13 avg rating — 3,736 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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Frightful's Mountain (Mount...

3.81 avg rating — 4,156 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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My Side of the Mountain/On ...

4.19 avg rating — 2,232 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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There's an Owl in the Shower

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3.74 avg rating — 977 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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The Tarantula in My Purse a...

3.79 avg rating — 638 ratings — published 1996 — 10 editions
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“Be you writer or reader, it is very pleasant to run away in a book.”
Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain

“Fortunately, the sun has a wonderfully glorious habit of rising every morning”
Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain

“See that falcon? Hear those white-throated sparrows? Smell that skunk? Well, the falcon takes the sky, the white-throated sparrow takes the low bushes, the skunk takes the earth...I take the woods.”
Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain

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