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Jean Craighead George

American novelist and nature writer

1919   -   2012

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Pennsylvania State University
occupation: writer, children's writer
award received: Newbery Medal, Zilveren Griffel, Regina Medal

Jean Carolyn Craighead George (July 2, 1919 – May 15, 2012) was an American writer of more than one hundred books for children and young adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and Newbery runner-up My Side of the Mountain. Common themes in George's works are the environment and the natural world. Beside children's fiction, she wrote at least two guides to cooking with wild foods and one autobiography published 30 years before her death, Journey Inward. For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer she was U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1964.
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Julie of the Wolves

American children's novel, 1972

author: Jean Craighead George
illustrator: John Schoenherr


My Side of the Mountain

American children's novel, 1959

author: Jean Craighead George


Julie's Wolf Pack

American children's novel, 1997, sequel

author: Jean Craighead George


Masked Prowler

book by Jean Craighead George

author: Jean Craighead George


American children's novel, 1994, sequel

author: Jean Craighead George



author: Jean Craighead George

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