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.
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.
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.
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 -|-
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.
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.
I enjoyed helping many students appreciate your books. Your legacy will live on.
"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!
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.
When I read "My Side of the Mountain" I was an 11 year old girl that fell in love with that story. I can remember my imagination going wild as I read. Everyone told me it was a boys book but I loved every word of it! I thank her for writing that book and others. My Side of the Mountain fueled my love of the mountains and the outdoors!
Rest in Peace, JCG. You've touched so many lives with your writing..... Thank you for your expression of talent in the world. We need more like you!
Very saddened to hear of Ms George's passing. For many years I and hundreds of my 4th & 5th graders enjoyed her books. Now my grand children will enjoy them.
I loved her books as a child and read them to my students as a teacher.
I loved her book Julie of the Wolves. Rest in peace.
As a child, I devoured, "My Side of the Mountain", and it fueled my enthusiasm for all things outdoors. As a teacher, I frequently recommended her books to my students and her stories never failed to inspire her readers. Such a wonderful and talented author. She will be missed. God bless.
It was as if I was there,when I read your books! Rest In Peace
To the the family of Jean George - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that she will be missed by many.
My condolences to the George family--I loved Jean's books (and read most of them as an adult). Julie of the Wolves was an amazing book, way before its time. In one of her essays she wrote about a wild fox she played ball with in the moonlight--one of these magical connections that enriched her life and her writing. --Beth Smith (former classmate of Twig's, numerous decades ago)
I loved "My Side Of The Mountain" when I read it as a boy of about Sam's age. I have thought of it often over the nearly 40 years since I read it. The story made nature real and exciting and approachable. I was sure that I, too, could have hollowed out a tree and survived in the wilderness! Thank you, Jean Craighead George, for your wonderful gift.
she was a really good author, i loved julie of the wolves.
I loved her books as a child and then as a Special Education teacher. She will be greatly missed.
As a teacher, I am grateful for the wonderful writing that has delighted far too many of my students over my long career as a teacher. Thank you so much, and may your family find comfort in knowing your work affected so many.
To the CRAIGHEAD GEORGE family sorry for your loss may GOD give you his love, peace, and strength in this time of sorrow. May you r.i.p -|-
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
I just loved reading her books to my students when I worked in elementary school.
I read "A Day in the ..." series aloud to my children as I homeschooled them. Some of the best books I have read while teaching. Grateful for the legacy Ms. George has left as her mark on this earth. Rest in peace.
Have loved her books since Julie of the Wolves, the newest - The Wolves are Back and The Buffalo are Back are fantastic teaching tools! Great author, will be missed. Margo Harpster, Salt Lake CIty UT
Trusting in God's Promises
Comfort for your sorrow,
courage for each day,
Strength to face this journey,
His Word to light your way,
His peace to fill your heart,
although you may not understand,
And his love to hold you gently
in the hollow of His hand.
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.-John 14:18
L. Green-W.P.Bch., FLA 33407
Thanks for all the wonderful tales and lessons that will remain for generations to come. I enjoyed them as a child and used them during my 39 years in public education.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rest in Paradise. Your words will continue to bring pleasure to those who Read it.
A beautiful voice that provided many enjoyment has been silenced and will be missed greatly.