Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George

Born in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1919, and raised in a family of naturalists, Jean Craighead George learned to investigate and appreciate animals. A turkey vulture became her first pet. Starting in the third grade, George began writing about nature, animals, and the world around her. She graduated with a degree in Science and Literature from Penn State University. Then in the 1940s, she worked as a member of the White House press corps and a reporter for the Washington Post.

The mother of three children, George brought 173 pets, not including dogs and cats, to their home in Chappaqua, New York. From owls to tarantulas, these creatures provided inspiration and developed into characters for her books.

George has written over 100 books, primarily for young adults. Julie of the Wolves won the prestigious Newbery Medal and the American Library Association's award for the most distinguished contribution to literature for children in l973. My Side of the Mountain, the story of a boy and a falcon surviving together on a mountain, earned a 1960 Newbery Honor Book. She has also received 20 other awards. George travels widely and returns home to write.

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Arctic Son
by Jean Craighead George, illustrated by Wendell Minor
from Disney-Hyperion
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Big Book for Peace
by Lloyd Alexander, et. al
1st edition from Dutton Children's Books
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Bubo: The Great Horned Owl
by John L. and Jean George, illustrated by Jean George
from E.P. Dutton & Co.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Dipper of Copper Creek
by Jean Craighead George & John George
from Dutton Children's Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Dipper of Copper Creek
by Jean Craighead George, John George
from Puffin Books
for 4th-7th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
First Thanksgiving
by Jean Craighead George
from Putnam Juvenile
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Pilgrims at Plymouth (Location: HISA-17PIL)
$7.99
Frightful's Mountain
by Jean Craighead George
from Puffin Books
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.99 $4.50 (1 in stock)
Giraffe Trouble
by Jean Craighead George
1st edition
for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Hook a Fish, Catch a Mountain
by Jean Craighead George
from E.P. Dutton & Co.
for 4th-8th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Julie
"Julie" Trilogy Book 2
by Jean Craighead George
from HarperCollins
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.99
Julie
"Julie" Trilogy Book 2
by Jean Craighead George
from HarperCollins
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Julie of the Wolves
"Julie" Trilogy Book 1
by Jean Craighead George
from Scholastic Inc.
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
1973 Newbery Medal winner
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Julie of the Wolves
"Julie" Trilogy Book 1
by Jean Craighead George
from HarperCollins
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
1973 Newbery Medal winner
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$9.00 (2 in stock)
Julie of the Wolves
"Julie" Trilogy Book 1
by Jean Craighead George
from HarperCollins
Adventure for 7th-10th grade
1973 Newbery Medal winner
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.99
Julie of the Wolves
"Julie" Trilogy Book 1
by Jean Craighead George, illustrated by John Schoenherr
from HarperCollins
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
1973 Newbery Medal winner
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Julie of the Wolves - TLP Guide
Total Language Plus Literature Guides
from Total Language Plus
for 6th-8th Grade
in Total Language Plus Guides (Location: LITSG-TLP)
$21.95
Julie's Wolf Pack
by Jean Craighead George
1st edition from HarperCollins
for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.50 (2 in stock)
Julie's Wolf Pack
"Julie" Trilogy Book 3
by Jean Craighead George
from HarperCollins
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Look to the North
by Jean Craighead George, illustrated by Lucia Washburn
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Mammals (Location: SCI-MAM)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Look to the North
by Jean Craighead George, illustrated by Lucia Washburn
from Scholastic Inc.
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dog Books (Location: SCI-MAMDOG)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George
from Puffin Books
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
1960 Newbery Honor Book
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.99
My Side of the Mountain - Memoria Press Student Guide
from Memoria Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Memoria Press Literature & Poetry (Location: LITSG-MP)
My Side of the Mountain - TLP Guide
Total Language Plus Literature Guides
from Total Language Plus
for 5th-6th Grade
in Total Language Plus Guides (Location: LITSG-TLP)
My Side of the Mountain Series
by Jean Craighead George
from Puffin Books
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$22.92
On the Far Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George
from Puffin Books
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.99
On the Far Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George
from Dutton Children's Books
Adventure for 4th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.00 (2 in stock)
Tarantula in My Purse
by Jean Craighead George
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Tree Castle Island
by Jean Craighead George
from HarperTrophy
for 4th-6th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Vulpes the Red Fox
by Jean Craighead George and John George
1996 Reissue from Dutton Children's Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Water Sky
by Jean Craighead George
from HarperTrophy
for 5th-8th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$6.99