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JEAN CRAIGHEAD GEORGE PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0366
1980
.30 cu.ft. (1 box)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory

Provenance
Material was donated by Jean Craighead George in 1981.

Restrictions
Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright
The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.

Biographical Sketch
Jean Craighead George was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of two avid naturalists. She has written articles and books of both fiction and nonfiction for adults and children. Her list of awards begins with the Aurianne Award from the American Library Association for Dipper in Copper Creek in 1956, and continues throughout her career. Her 1968 book My Side of the Mountain won several awards and was made into a feature film by Paramount Pictures in 1968. Her best known novel, Julie of the Wolves, was selected as one of the ten best children s books by the Children s Literature Association in 1976. In 1986 she received the Medallion from The University of Southern Mississippi. She has published books under the name Jean George and has co-authored books with her husband John L. George. She often illustrated her earlier books. Her juvenile fiction novels number fifteen, and she has authored two nonfiction series for juveniles. The Thirteen Moons series (HarperCollins, 1991 - 1993) is a reissue of titles originally published from the years 1967 to 1969. Another series, One Day is an ecological survey of the biospheres; the desert, alpine, tundra, prairie, woods and tropical rainforest (Crowell, 1983-1988 and HarperCollins 1990). Other writings include wildlife guides for adults, animal training books and an autobiography, Journey Inward (1982).

Sadly, Jean Craighead George passed away on May 15, 2012 at the age of 92. She is survived by a daughter, Twig George, who also writes for children, and two sons, Craig and Luke.

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Scope and Content
The collection contains materials for the book The Cry of the Crows. Holdings include a proof of the book with printer s specifications and blues. In the The Cry of the Crows. Thirteen-year-old Mandy Tressel learns a hard lesson about wildlife when she raises an orphan crow chick, but refuses to return it to the wild. Ultimately she must choose between the crow and the safety of her brother.

Series and Subseries

A. Book

Box Inventory

Box/Folder


A. Book
     
     THE CRY OF THE CROW by Jean Craighead George (New York: Harper & Row,
     1980).

     1/1-1/3   Proof,

     1/1            Chapters 1-4,  pp. 1-45.

     1/2            Chapters 5-9,  pp. 46-99.

     1/3            Chapters 10-14,  pp.100-149.

     1/4       Blues, pp. 1-147.



Processed: February 23, 1998.
Revised: June 11, 2001

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