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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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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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1971

"The tone of the whole adventure is buoyant, and the ecological complexities that constitute its theme are so neatly reflected in the plot that the scientific search for Cock Robin's murderer has an edge-of-the-chair excitement."
The web of life is revealed in all its intricacy when Tony Isidoro, an eighth grader who has inherited the zoology project interrupted by his older brother's call to army service, works with the local mill owner's 12-year-old daughter, and later with his brother's zoologist friend from the college, to solve a murder that has baffled and grieved the town of Saddleboro. 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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE DAY IN THE DESERT by Fred Brenner
NATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1983

"Among other superior entries along these lines is George's own Moon of the Wild Pigs (1968)."
A wisp of an incident overloaded with factual matter—too much factual matter for the young, picture-story format in any case. Read full book review >

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THE WOUNDED WOLF by John Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 1978

When a gravely wounded wolf stumbles up Toklat Ridge, a scouting raven calls out his signal of coming death. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 28, 1984

"The internal drama provides momentum and assures interest."
A meaningful, meaty presentation—just what its predecessor in this new series, One Day in the Desert, wasn't—with precise and engaging illustrations besides. Read full book review >

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ONE DAY IN THE PRAIRIE by Richard Cowdrey
NATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1986

"Index."
A fine novelist (her Julie of the Wolves won a Newbery) and naturalist describes a day's events in an Oklahoma wildlife refuge. Read full book review >