remembering Jean Craighead George

I’ve been kind of sad since Friday, when I learned that children’s author Jean Craighead George passed away at the age of 92.

(You can read the full New York Times article about her life & death here:

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with her books…Julie of the Wolves, My Side of the Mountain, & so many more…but they were wonderful.  Still are.  As far as I’m concerned, they’re classics.

I actually had the privilege of meeting her several years ago when she visited my mom’s library. Not only did she sign my books, but because I was there long before & after the event to help set up, the clean up, she took more time than she probably cared to spend talking to me about writing.  Without a doubt, it was one of the highlights of my life.

Not only was she an incredible writer & amazing person, but she loved animals.  Loved them, rescued them, rehabilitated & advocated for them.  So you know how high that put her on my list of favorite people. :happysun

Living 92 years is a feat all on it’s own, but knowing she’s not around anymore is just…sad.

Rest in peace, Jean. You will be missed.


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  1. Roni says:

    Yes, she was a great author and animal advocate. Rest in peace.

  2. Laura J says:

    I’m pretty sure I read one or both of her books that you mentioned. I’m going to have to find them for B’girl. I’m sure she would love them.

    She really sounds like a remarkable woman.

  3. Kathleen O'Donnell says:

    I don’t think I read any of her books, or gave them to my nieces and nephews. But I will sure to look for them at the books store for gifts…
    May she Rest in Peace

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