""I write for children. Children are still in love with the wonders of nature, and I am too. So I tell them stories about a boy and a falcon, a girl and an elegant wolf pack, about owls, weasels, foxes, prairie dogs, the alpine tundra, the tropical rain forest. And when the telling is done, I hope they will want to protect all the beautiful creatures and places.""
Jean Craighead George (1919-2012) was the author of more than 100 beloved books for young people, including the Newbery Award-winning "Julie of the Wolves," the Newbery Honor-winning"My Side of the Mountain," " On the Far Side of the Mountain," and "Frightful's Mountain" . She was a lifetime naturalist and a household name. Her website can be found at www.jeancraigheadgeorge.com.