Search Results: "Jean Craighead George"


BOOK REVIEW

ICE WHALE by Jean Craighead George
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"A fitting envoi for a writer whose most enduring tales of nature and survival are required childhood reading. (map, whale portrait) (Adventure. 10-13)"
George's last novel, completed by her sons Twig and Craig, traces a 200-year cycle of devastation, change and recovery in Arctic waters. Read full book review >

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BEASTLY INVENTIONS by Jean Craighead George
Released: Oct. 1, 1970

Every animal is an astonishment" and science, continually, "opens new doors on earth" and this catchall of curiosities in the animal world contains many amazing small items that Mrs. George has apparently been collecting for years. 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. 23, 1978

"Included are maps, reading lists, and a summary of biotic communities."
The ambitious hiker can set off from coast to coast (almost) on the North Country Trail from New York's Adirondacks to North Dakota, where it joins the route of Lewis and Clark. Read full book review >

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GALÁPAGOS GEORGE by Jean Craighead George
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A heartfelt if imperfect tribute to one George by another who will also be missed. (key terms, timeline, resources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The passing of Lonesome George, the last of the saddleback tortoises from the island of Pinta, provides the occasion to demonstrate how different species might descend from a common ancestor. Read full book review >

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ALL UPON A STONE by Jean Craighead George
Released: Feb. 18, 1971

"Nonetheless and not the least, there is the mole cricket's plaintive crackling."
Fundamental, and fertile per se, is the idea of a single rock as a micro-environment: threaded through, in effect supplying a plot line, is the compulsive search of a mole cricket for another of his kind — a search that climaxes, after many creatures have been bypassed, in a primal outcry ("He crackled his loneliness. Read full book review >

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WATER SKY by Jean Craighead George
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1987

"Readers will be the richer for pondering them."
George, known for fine fiction with carefully researched natural history as a theme, won a Newbery for Julie of the Wolves; in this new story, also set in the far north, Lincoln Noah Stonewright, named at the request of his father's Eskimo mentor, Vincent, for the great protectors of men and of animals, comes from his Massachusetts home to Barrow to meet Vincent and find his beloved Uncle Jack, already in Alaska to save the bowhead whale from extinction. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 20, 1975

"And though no one can fault this author's ecology and woodspersonship, the fast-paced mystery plotting she gave a similar theme in Who Really Killed Cock Robin (KR, 1971) is absent from this more thinly populated and leisurely fish story."
Spinner Shafter—even her name is a reflection of her father's determination to raise a fisherman (though she herself would rather be a dancer)—astounds her relatives and wins the family trophy from Uncle Auggie by hooking a huge cutthroat trout, a variety thought to' have vanished from the area. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLES ARE BACK by Jean Craighead George
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"A heartwarming culmination to a distinguished career. (Picture book. 5-9)"
George, who chronicled the return to America's wild places of wolves and buffalo in two similar titles, now celebrates the comeback of the American bald eagle with a combination of fact and imagination. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY IN THE WOODS by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 12, 1988

"Allen's black-and-white illustrations are delicate and precise; it's a tribute to George's evocative prose that the flasher artwork of other nature books is not missed."
As in One Day in the Prairie, . . .Alpine Tundra, and. . .Desert, George explores the ecology of an area through the observations of a patient child. Read full book review >

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THE WENTLETRAP TRAP by Jean Craighead George
FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1978

"This might be sufficient consolation for Dennis, but it's a weak sort of reward for readers who expect more than a quick hug and a peek at the hermit crab's housing habits."
Bimini islander Dennis would like to have "a boat and a grapple and a net and a bucket AND a fine big hat" so that he can "take good care of himself" like his conch fisherman father. Read full book review >

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JULIE OF THE WOLVES by John Schoenherr
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 10, 1972

"Though remarkable Miyax and her experience are totally believable, her spirit living evidence of the magnitude of the loss."
Running away from an arranged marriage with simpleminded Donald, thirteen year-old Julie (she prefers Miyax, her Eskimo name) survives on the barren tundra by making friends with a family of wolves. Read full book review >