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Jean Craighead George

Born: Jul 2, 1919

Death: May 15, 2012

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Jean Craighead George

Date of Birth : Jul 2, 1919
Date of Death : May 15, 2012
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

Jean Craighead George was an American writer of more than one hundred books for children and young adults, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves, the Newbery Honor Book My Side of the Mountain and its sequel On the Far Side of the Mountain. Common themes in George's works are the environment and the natural world. Beside children's fiction, she wrote at least two guides to cooking with wild foods and one autobiography published 30 years before her death, Journey Inward. For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer she was U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1964.


  • Writer
  • Author

Also known as

  • Jean George
  • J. George

Awards Won

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Regina Medal
  • Newbery Honor
  • Newbery Medal
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