Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George is the author of over eighty books for children and young adults. Her novel "Julie of the Wolves" won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and her novel "My Side of the Mountain" was a Newbery Honor Book in 1960. She has continued to write acclaimed picture books and novels that celebrate the natural world. She lives in Chappaqua, New York, and has had over 173 pets in the time she has lived there, among them geese and ducks.