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Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George (1919–2012) was a writer since third grade. Her lifelong passion for nature led her to foster more than 170 wild animals as pets in her backyard, and many of these animals became characters in her novels. George won several awards for her books, including a Newbery Honor for My Side of the Mountain and a Newbery Medal for Julie of the Wolves.

Award-Winning Children's Authors, January 28, 2013

Open Road celebrates children's authors Jean Craighead George, Janet Taylor Lisle, Virginia Hamilton, Chris Raschka, Betsy Byars, and Adele Griffin—all of whom won Newbery, Caldecott, or National Book awards. In this video, these authors, along with their friends and family, discuss how being honored for their work made an impact on their lives.

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