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Jean Craighead George-VIDEO

January 2009
2009 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the seminal Newberry Award winning book, My Side of the Mountain. Join Jean in a look back at the book which has touched so many lives. She reflects on the story's conception, and how the book took shape. She may answer some of the questions you have always been curious about in this video taped in December of 2008. How many lives have been touched and changed by this important work?

Jean and Qimmiq
A Welcome from
Jean Craighead George
and Qimmiq



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working at home

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in the Catskill Mountains
Jean Craighead George-AUDIO
One Day in the Woods" (available at is an audio release by Harper Children's Audio (ISBN 0-694-70084-3). Based on Jean Craighead George's book of the same title, it teaches children about the intricate and precious web of life through fun songs and informative dialogue. Here are two audio excerpts, written by Chris Kubie.
Magnifying Glass
Lyrics by Jean Craighead George
Music by Chris Kubie
Performed by Jay O. Sanders
Mother Wood Duck
Lyrics by Jean Craighead George
Music by Chris Kubie
Performed by Maryann Plunkett
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