Remembering Jean Craighead George
“To make a book sing, you’ve got to feel the wind, know it’s hot and dry, wet and rainy . . . so you’ve got to go there, and sit and listen and be a part of it,” said beloved author Jean Craighead George, who passed away at age ninety-two.
George grew up in a family of naturalists, and raised her own children to love nature as much as she did. She wrote more than one hundred books for children and young adults, including her Newbery Award—winning Julie of the Wolves. She cared for over 170 pets, including foxes, raccoons, skunks, and owls, many of which became characters in her books.
Open Road Media has created a tribute to this great author, whose enthusiasm and spirit lives on in her work.
Credit: Open Road Media