Jean Craighead George (1919-2012) was the author of more than 100 beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the Newbery Honor-winning My Side of the Mountain. She was a lifetime naturalist and was beloved by generations of nature-loving children. Two of her children, Craig and Twig, helped complete her last novel.
An extraordinary book... it will be read year after year. ("The
"An extraordinary book . . . it will be read year after year."