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March 15, 2013
R.I.P. Jean Craighead George, we will never forget you and your stories. We will continue to pass your work of for generations to come.
November 08, 2012
Jean George was an example and inspiration to untold numbers of Vassar students. For example helping her husband in wildlife research and carrying her babies close to her body in a sling. So when I married Lee Talbot I helped him with ecological research in the Serengeti Mara region of Kenya and Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and when we had our 2 sons I carried them in baby carriers called snugglies which I am sure helped them to grow up to be kind, caring adults as are Jean's children.
June 23, 2012
I was very sorry to learn of the passing of Jean Craighead George. Her brothers, and their youthful adventures recounted in "Hawks In The Hand", were boyhood heroes of mine. When I started reading her books and found out she was John & Frank's sister: wow, that was great! I met her several times over the years at various nature events and found her to be a warm and wonderful woman. My sincere sympathies to her family and her family of devoted readers.
June 17, 2012
To the GEORGE family sorry for your loss may GOD give you his love, peace, and strength in this time of sorrow. May he R.I.P -|-
June 07, 2012
Jean

When I read My Side of the Mountain I had my bags packed and was so close to leaving home for the woods. My grandchildren are now reading your books. May God bless you and enjoy your company.
May 30, 2012
My condolences to the George and Craighead families. I knew her dad when he lived in Homestead and in Naples, and had met her brother, Frank Jr., at the family compound in WY. They were dedicated ecologists and conservationists before the words were part of the common vernacular. Her books did and are still doing their part to inform millions of readers of the wonders of nature and what we all stand to lose if too many humans are too ignorant of our roles and responsibilites as stewards of our natural heritage. Thank you, Jean, and your family for all you have done and continue to do for the rest of the inhabitants of this planet.
May 26, 2012
I enjoyed helping many students appreciate your books. Your legacy will live on.
May 24, 2012
"Vulpes, the Red Fox", "Meph the Pet Skunk", "Summer of the Falcon"... My brother and I loved reading Jean George's books growing up. We even hollowed out a tree trunk in the woods after reading "My Side of the Mountain"! Later our children read these, along with many of the "new" ones (like "Julie"). Now I am sharing her books with my grandchildren. As a 4th grade teacher, I read "My Side of the Mountain" and other George books with my students into the 21st century! George's message of fascination and respect for nature is timeless. Thank you, Jean, for inspiring so many people of all ages to love and respect nature through your wonderful writing!
May 24, 2012
EVERGLADES is one of my 5th graders' favorite books. They are in awe of our fragile Earth and its exquisite creatures. Our condolences to the family and friends of Jean Craighead George.
May 24, 2012

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