Jean Craighead George 1920-2012
Jean wrote for children. Children are still in love with the wonders of nature, and she was, too. She told them stories about a boy and a falcon, a girl and an elegant wolf pack, about owls, weasels, foxes, prairie dogs, the alpine tundra, the tropical rain forest. And when the telling was and is done, she hoped they will want to protect all the beautiful creatures and places.
If you haven't been transported by one of Jean's books, you are invited to open the pages at your local library. Here are a few of her titles that also make excellent read aloud books:
And for an amazing video of Jean talking about her writing, check this out: