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Jean Craighead George
A very prolific children's and young-adult author, Jean Craighead George had literally written over a hundred books over the course of 60+ years.

Her favourite subjects to write about were nature, wildlife and ecology, but she has quite a bit of Xenofiction under her belt as well. A couple of her books have earned Newbery awards in the past, with at least one of them entering the education system as study media.

Jean Craighead George died on May 15, 2012, at the age of 92.


Some of her books, listed below:

  • Julie of the Wolves - About an Eskimo girl who learns to communicate with wolves while stranded on the Arctic tundra.
    • Julie
    • Julie's Wolf Pack - Xenofiction sequel about the wolves of the first novel.
    • Picture books:
      • Nutik, the Wolf Pup
      • Nutik and Amaroq Play Ball
  • My Side of the Mountain - A boy learns to live off the land, tames a falcon and makes new and interesting friends.
    • On the Far Side of the Mountain
    • Frightful's Mountain - Told from the perspective of the falcon in the first novel.
    • Picture books:
      • Frightful's Daughter
      • Frightful's Daughter Meets the Baron Weasel

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