George, Jean Craighead, 1919-2012

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American author and illustrator of children's and yonug adult fiction and non-fiction.

From the description of River rats, inc. : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424084

American author and illustrator of children's fiction and non-fiction.

From the description of Hook a fish, catch a mountain : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685548

American author and illustrator of children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction.

From the description of Hold zero! : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424072

From the description of One day in the woods : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402027

From the description of The moon of the mountain lions : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402020

From the description of Going to the sun : production materail. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402005

From the description of Shark beneath the reef : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489699

From the description of The moon of the salamanders : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489713

From the description of The talking earth : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489716

From the description of Who really killed Cock Robin? : an ecological mystery : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489718

From the description of Snow tracks : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489703

From the description of The moon of the alligators : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489709

From the description of The fire bug connection : an ecological mystery : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489698

From the description of My side of the mountain : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489717

From the description of The moon of the moles : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436863

From the description of Everglades : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424696

From the description of The moon of the monarch butterflies : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424083

From the description of All upon a sidewalk : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424069

From the description of The moon of the salamanders : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436866

From the description of Red robin, fly up! : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436869

From the description of Summer of the falcon : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424074

From the description of Julie : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437801

From the description of Coyote in Manhattan : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436848

From the description of One day in the desert : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424085

From the description of Acorn pancakes, dandelion salad, and 38 other wild recipes : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62437804

From the description of Animals who have won our hearts : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62449291

From the description of The moon of the gray wolves : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424082

From the description of The moon of the fox pups : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489712

From the description of The hole in the tree : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489701

From the description of The moon of the deer : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489711

From the description of How to talk to your animals : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489702

From the description of The grizzly bear with the golden ears : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424071

From the description of Vulpes, the red fox : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436845

From the description of The moon of the bears : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62424081

From the description of One day in the tropical rain forest : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489715

From the description of The wild, wild cookbook : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436851

From the description of The missing 'gator of Gumbo Limbo : an ecological mystery : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62436846

From the description of The wounded wolf : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685551

From the description of Meph, the pet skunk : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685550

From the description of Julie of the wolves : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685558

From the description of Water sky : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685559

From the description of There's an owl in the shower : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687232

From the description of Spring comes to the ocean : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685549

From the description of On the far side of the mountain : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62687170

From the description of One day in the prairie : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685557

From the description of All upon a stone : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402004

From the description of The moon of the moles : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402018

From the description of The moon of the mountain lions : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402019

From the description of The moon of the winter bird : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402026

From the description of The moon of the owls : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402022

From the description of Who really killed Cock Robin? : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402029

From the description of The moon of the fox pups : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402017

From the description of One day in the alpine tundra : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402007

From the description of The moon of the chickarees : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402016

From the description of Vison, the mink : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402008

From the description of Beastly inventions : a surprising investigation into how smart animals really are : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402006

From the description of The moon of the wild pigs : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402023

From the description of The moon of the bears : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489710

American author and illustrator of children's and young adult fiction and non-fiction; Newbery Award winner in 1973, Kerlan Award winner, 1982.

From the description of Papers, 1948-1995. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62402003

Author of children's fiction.

From the description of Jean Craighead George papers, 1981. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 41283752

Jean Craighead George was born July 2, 1919, in Washington, D.C. She attended Pennsylvania State University, graduating with a B.A. in 1941, and also studied at Louisiana State University, and the University of Michigan. She married John L. George in 1944, had three children, and later collaborated with her husband on several books for children. She worked as a reporter, teacher, editor, and writer, and began illustrating children's books in the 1940s, publishing her own first book in 1948, Vulpes, the Red Fox written with John George. Throughout her long and prolific career she has written both fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults. In many of her works she draws on her extensive knowledge of nature and natural history to create documentary-type novels whose characters observe the mysteries of nature and try to get answers to these mysteries, and to their questions about the world around them. Ms. George takes an holistic view of the Earth and seeks to help children and young adults understand the relationships between human life and nature. She incorporates ecological and conservation themes into many of her books, such as a desire to respect and protect animals and nature, and the conflict between humans and nature. Ms. George's books also help explain scientific data and research methods to young readers; a student of Theodore Roethke, she tries to make science poetic. These concerns and attention to accurate detail are found in her fiction and her non-fiction, and her books have been well received by readers and critics. She received a Newbery Honor in 1960 for My Side of the Mountain, and a Newbery Medal in 1973 for Julie of the Wolves . Ms. George does much of her own illustrating, and her illustrations also reflect her concern for accurate detail. Ms. George received the Kerlan Award in 1982.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 2, 68, 124; Children's Literature Review, vols. 1, 80

From the guide to the Jean Craighead George Papers, 1948-2004, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Julie : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Jean Craighead George papers, 1981. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
creatorOf Greenwald, Judith. [Teacher's guides for My side of the mountain, by Jean Craighead George] Washburn University, Mabee Library
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. One day in the tropical rain forest : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the bears : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The hole in the tree : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Jean Craighead George Papers, 1948-2004 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the mountain lions : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Snow tracks : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. How to talk to your animals : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. There's an owl in the shower : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. All upon a stone : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Julie of the wolves : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. One day in the woods : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the owls : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Everglades : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the chickarees : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. One day in the prairie : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The wounded wolf : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. My side of the mountain : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Who really killed Cock Robin? : an ecological mystery : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the monarch butterflies : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the gray wolves : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the moles : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Red robin, fly up! : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the fox pups : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The grizzly bear with the golden ears : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Who really killed Cock Robin? : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Papers, 1948-1995. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Water sky : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the winter bird : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Hold zero! : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the moles : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the fox pups : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The missing 'gator of Gumbo Limbo : an ecological mystery : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. All upon a sidewalk : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the bears : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Summer of the falcon : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the deer : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the wild pigs : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Letter [1962? Chappaqua, N.Y.?] to Sarita [Davis, Ann Arbor] University of Michigan
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. On the far side of the mountain : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Acorn pancakes, dandelion salad, and 38 other wild recipes : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the alligators : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Coyote in Manhattan : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Vison, the mink : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The fire bug connection : an ecological mystery : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Animals who have won our hearts : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The wild, wild cookbook : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. One day in the alpine tundra : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Hook a fish, catch a mountain : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The talking earth : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Meph, the pet skunk : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Shark beneath the reef : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Beastly inventions : a surprising investigation into how smart animals really are : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. River rats, inc. : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Spring comes to the ocean : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the mountain lions : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Vulpes, the red fox : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. Going to the sun : production materail. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the salamanders : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. One day in the desert : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf George, Jean Craighead, 1919-. The moon of the salamanders : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Everglades (Fla.)
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Pennsylvania
Venezuela
New York (State)--Catskill Mountains
New York (N.Y.)
Washington (State)
Rendezvous Mountain (Wyo.)
Kansas
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Montana--Bitteroot Valley
Florida--Everglades
Sonoran Desert
Wyoming--Rendezvous Mountain
Alaska
Florida
Arizona
Teatown Woods (N.Y.)
Washington (State)
Great Smoky Mountains (N.C. and Tenn.)
Mexico
New York (State)
Alaska
Michigan
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Pennsylvania
Florida--Everglades
Kansas
Michigan
New York (State)--Teatown Woods
Connecticut
Subject
Animal communication
Mountain life--Fiction
Wild plants, edible
Wolves--Fiction
Nature--Effect of human beings on
Foxes--Fiction
Cooking (Wild foods)--Juvenile literature
Moles (Animals)
Alligators--Juvenile fiction
Cutthroat trout--Fiction
Cricket
Great horned owl
Islands--Fiction
Mountain ecology
Alligators
Children's literature, American
Insects--Juvenile fiction
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus--Juvenile literature
Cookery--Wild foods
Science--Experiments--Fiction
Animal behavior--Juvenile literature
Foxes
Spring--Juvenile literature
Survival
Skunks--Fiction
Self-reliance--Fiction
Red squirrels
Rain forest ecology--Juvenile literature
Jungle ecology
Survival skills--Juvenile fiction
Winter
Mountain life--Juvenile fiction
White-tailed deer--Juvenile literature
Deer--Juvenile literature
Natural history
Skunks--Juvenile fiction
Butterflies
Birds--Wintering--Juvenile literature
Tornadoes
Whaling--Juvenile fiction
Rain forest ecology
Wildlife conservation--Fiction
Marine biology
Logging--fiction
Ecology--Fiction
White-tailed deer
Bears--Juvenile literature
Prairies
Landslides
Rocketry--Juvenile fiction
Wildlife conservation--Juvenile fiction
Falcons--Fiction
Prairies--Juvenile literature
Brothers and sisters--Fiction
Wolves
Endangered species--Fiction
Moles (Animals)--Juvenile literature
Indians of North America
Mole crickets--Juvenile literature
Birds--Fiction
Birds
Indians of North America--Fiction
Puma--Juvenile literature
High schools--Fiction
Forest ecology--Juvenile literature
Falconry--Fiction
Spotted owls--Fiction
Desert ecology--Juvenile literature
Nature study
Peccaries
Bears
Human-animal communication
Ecology
Song sparrow--Wintering--Juvenile literature
Alligators--Juvenile literature
Ovenbird--Juvenile literature
Sparrows
Fishing--Fiction
Coyote--Fiction
Prairie ecology--Juvenile literature
Environmental protection--Fiction
Wild plants, edible--Juvenile literature
Children's literature--Manuscripts
Famous animals--Juvenile literature
Mikasuki Indians--Juvenile fiction
Falconry--Juvenile fiction
Owls
Animals--Habits and behavior
Wolves--Juvenile fiction
Heat--Physiological effect
Alligators--Fiction
Bears--Fiction
Mountain goat--Fiction
Rocketry--Fiction
Wilderness survival--Juvenile fiction
Forests and forestry
Domestic animals--Behavior
Wilderness survival--Fiction
Foxes--Juvenile fiction
Forest birds--Juvenile literature
Children's literature, American--20th century
Grizzly bear--Juvenile fiction
Mystery and detective stories
Salamanders--Juvenile literature
Feral children--Fiction
Wolves--Juvenile literature
Famous animals
Eskimos--Juvenile fiction
Owls--Fiction
Survival--Fiction
Coyote--Juvenile fiction
Tornadoes--Juvenile literature
Animals tracks
Minks--Juvenile fiction
Tundra ecology
Nature study--Juvenile literature
Minks--Fiction
Mikasuki Indians--Fiction
Human ecology--Juvenile literature
Brothers and sisters--Juvenile fiction
Ecology--Juvenile fiction
Marine biology--Juvenile literature
Foxes--Juvenile literature
Hawks--Fiction
Peccaries--Juvenile literature
Desert animals
Deer
Tundra ecology--Juvenile literature
Puma
Squirrel
Grizzly bear--Fiction
Human ecology
Eskimos--Fiction
Ants
Tohono O'odham Indians
Mountain ecology--Juvenile literature
Hawks--Juvenile fiction
Night
Owls--Juvenile literature
Fishing--Juvenile fiction
Everglades (Fla.)--Fiction
Animals
Parent and child--Fiction
Whaling--Fiction
Animal intelligence--Juvenile literature
Birds--Juvenile fiction
Monarch butterfly
Insects--Fiction
Animal tracks--Juvenile literature
Wolves--Alaska--Juvenile literature
Black bear--Juvenile literature
Squirrels--Juvenile literature
Animals--Juvenile literature
Salamanders
Spring
Deforestation--Juvenile literature
Desert ecology
Prairie ecology
Indians of North America--Juvenile fiction
Birds--Juvenile literature
Animal intelligence
Ants--Juvenile literature
Monarch butterfly--Juvenile literature
Self-reliance--Juvenile fiction
Forest birds
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Birth 1919-07-02

Death 2012-05-15

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