Jean Craighead George, author of 100 books for young people including 'My Side of the Mountain', dies aged 92

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Jean Craighead George, author of 100 books for young people including 'My Side of the Mountain', dies aged 92

May 17 2012

Distinguished children’s book author and noted naturalist Jean Craighead George died on May 15. She was 92.

Best known for the Newbery-winning novel Julie of the Wolves (Harper, 1972) and the Newbery Honor title My Side of the Mountain (Dutton, 1959), George penned more than 100 books for young people during a career that began with the publication of Vulpes the Red Fox in 1948.

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