Saturday, July 02, 2011
Jean Craighead George (b. July 2, 1919) is an American author. She currently lives in Chappaqua, New York.
George has written over one hundred popular books for young adults, including the Newbery Medal and Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor book My Side of the Mountain and the sequel, On the Far Side of the Mountain. Most of her books deal with topics related to the environment and the natural world. While mostly writing children's fiction, she has also written at least two guides to cooking with wild foods, and an autobiography, Journey Inward.
Visit Jean Craighead George's website.