Search Results: "Jean Craighead George"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CRY OF THE CROW by Jean Craighead George
Released: April 23, 1980

"The story is full of similar well-meaning misses."
A babyish, off-base, tiresome story about a girl and her pet crow, which she must keep secret because her father and brothers shoot crows to protect their strawberry crop. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE’S RAVEN by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A remarkable intergenerational tale with the beautiful landscape of the Grand Teton Mountains as a backdrop. (Fiction. 9-13)"
George delivers another inspiring story in which nature plays a profound role in the life of a child. Read full book review >

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THE MOON OF THE DEER by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1969

"But it does register the effects of the storm quite thoroughly and may be useful on that account."
The September moon brings a restless combativeness to the young spike buck; it also brings a hurricane to his Connecticut tidal marsh, and though we see him torn between the urge to fight his eight-point elder and a self-protective fear, it is his survival of the storm, and the response of the other shore creatures, that is the focal point here. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"George is a fine writer; and though the message is heavy-handed, it's one about which many young people are deeply concerned. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The naturalist-novelist returns to the genre she invented in Who Really Killed Cock Robin? (1971) with a mystery incorporating a wealth of details about a threatened Florida habitat. Read full book review >

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COYOTE IN MANHATTAN by Jean Craighead George
Released: March 15, 1968

"A last-minute carlift by Tenny and Puerto Rican pal Jose (who gives up a chance to 'get away from 109th Street and all the poverty') takes him to the Adirondacks and a new lease on life—a fittingly unlikely ending to a preposterous story."
Coyote in Manhattan = insurrection in Harlem, consternation on Fifth Avenue and headaches for the Board of Health. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY INWARD by Jean Craighead George
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1982

"Chiefly for those who do recognize the by-line-but with some potential for other conflicted women."
Anyone watching juvenile by-lines saw the step-by-step change, characteristic of our time, from Vulpes, the Red Fox (1948), by John and Jean George, to the Newbery runner-up My Side of the Mountain (1959), by Jean George, to the Newbery medalist Julie of the Wolves (1972), by Jean Craighead George. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 14, 1965

"The author has captured and conveyed a sense of the simultaneity of ocean life and the awesome variety of its creatures."
Starting with a hermit crab off the coast of Florida warmed into desperate house hunting activity by the gradually increasing heat of the springtime sunshine, the talented author follows the coastline all around the United States to show what else is new under the sea at that time of year. Read full book review >

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THE MOON OF THE WINTER BIRD by Vincent Nasta
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 19, 1970

"Looser and less obviously useful than some of its predecessors, this has nevertheless a unique lesson: out of his element the sparrow retains his sense of the seasonal cycle."
The song sparrow in the Ohio dooryard in December has become a winter bird inadvertently: "his inner signal (to migrate) had not functioned." Read full book review >

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SNOW BEAR by Jean Craighead George
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"While children will enjoy this romantic view of Bessie and the bear, those seeking a more realistic representation of life in this harsh environment will be unsatisfied. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this sweetly sentimental story set in the frozen twilight of an Arctic spring, George (Morning, Noon, and Night, p. 699, etc.) tells of an Inuit girl who goes out to hunt. Read full book review >

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TREE CASTLE ISLAND by Jean Craighead George
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"The ink sketches of flowers and scenery are an attractive addition. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Fourteen-year-old Jack has built his own canoe, and on a hot August dawn, he sets off for her maiden voyage in his beloved Okefenokee Swamp. Read full book review >

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GOING TO THE SUN by Jean Craighead George
Released: April 1, 1976

"George's gushy, clichéd prose makes this read even worse than it sounds; it's clear that she derives more inspiration from Romulus and Remus than from Romeo and Juliet."
Though Jean George has always had her ups and downs, it's hard to believe that the author of Julie of the Wolves could produce this pulpy drivel. Read full book review >