Jean Craighead George

1 My Side of the Mountain

Author : Jean Craighead George
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2004-04-12
Description :  Terribly unhappy in his family's crowded New York City apartment, Sam Gribley runs away to the solitude and danger of the mountains, where he finds a side of himself he never knew.

2 Julie of the Wolves

Author : Jean Craighead George
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Animals 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-01-05
Description :  Jean Craighead George’s Newbery Medal–winning classic about an Eskimo girl lost on the Alaskan tundra now features bonus content. This edition, perfect for classroom or home use, includes John Schoenherr’s original scratchboard illustrations throughout, as well as extra materials such as an introduction written by Jean Craighead George’s children, the author’s Newbery acceptance speech, selections from her field notebooks, a discussion guide, and a further reading guide.<br /><br />Julie of the Wolves is a staple in the canon of children’s literature and the first in the Julie trilogy. The survival theme makes it a good pick for readers of other wilderness stories such as My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, or Island of the Blue Dolphins.<br /><br />To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness.<br /><br />Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves and soon grows to love her new wolf family. Life in the wilderness is a struggle, but when she finds her way back to civilization, Miyax is torn between her old and new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos—or Julie of the wolves?

3 Ice Whale

Author : Jean Craighead George & John Hendrix
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Culture, Places & People  Animals 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-04-03
Description :  <b>From the most celebrated children’s nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning <i>Julie of the Wolves</i></b><br /><br />In 1848, a young boy witnesses a rare sight—the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, he calls Siku. Years later, he unwittingly brings about the death of an entire pod of whales, and only Siku survives. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down: Siku returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt the boy’s descendants. Told in alternating voices, both human and whale, Jean Craighead George’s last novel shows the interconnectedness of humankind and the animals they depend on.<br /><br />“It’s a bold, wistful, and heartfelt coda to a distinguished career.”—<i>School Library Journal</i>

4 Hold Zero!

Author : Jean Craighead George
Genre :  Sci-Fi  Books  Young Adult  Fiction  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2011-08-09
Description :  <b>Craig and his friends have a big secret—they’ve built a real, working rocket. But will the countdown to takeoff begin before they’re discovered?</b>&#xa0;Best friends Craig, Steve, Johnny, and Phil have spent months building a rocket—not some model or a toy, but a real rocket, with boosters and a launch pad and a remote control panel. Even better, they’ve managed to pull off the whole project in secret.&#xa0;The boys can’t wait to launch their rocket . . . but then their parents find out what they’ve been up to and tell the police. When they see how sophisticated the rocket really is, the police insist on inspecting all the blueprints and calculations, and the boys find themselves in a lot of trouble. Will their project go up in smoke?&#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Jean Craighead George, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.&#xa0;“No wonder children love Jean Craighead George. The characters in her books . . . have daring adventures. . . .” —<i>The New York Times</i><br />Jean Craighead George (b. 1919) has been writing since third grade. Her lifelong passion for nature has led her to foster more than 170 wild animals as pets in her backyard, and many of these animals have become characters in her novels. George has won several awards for her books, including a Newbery Honor for <i>My Side of the Mountain</i> and a Newbery Medal for <i>Julie of the Wolves</i>. She lives in Chappaqua, New York.

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