Posted by: anitanolan | May 16, 2012

RIP Jean Craighead George

Sadly, Jean Craighead George has passed away.

She wrote for all children. Our boys loved My Side of the Mountain, our daughter loved Julie of the Wolves. While she’s gone, her books will continue to be loved.

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Children’s author  Jean Craighead George, 92, died “peacefully and painlessly”, according to her agent Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown (she took over from her Perry Knowlton, who was George’s agent for 25 years.) Of the more than 100 novels George published, she was best known for the Newbery Award winning novel JULIE OF THE WOLVES (1972) as well as MY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN (1958) and later sequels published in the 1990s. “Jean herself was a force of nature; with her booming voice and her strong ideas about life and politics; a much-loved writer whose work was among the most influential in the last century; a lifelong and powerful presence in the publishing industry whose impact cannot be measured solely by the millions of books she sold all over the world,” Knowlton said in a statement. “The legacy she leaves behind for those of us at Curtis Brown who act so proudly on her behalf is that of a passionate and fearless naturalist, teacher, and artist. We are so grateful for the many years of good memories, and for all her beloved books that will live on forever.”

George’s website.

 

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