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Publication Order of American Woodland Tales Books

with John George
Vulpes, the Red Fox (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dipper of Copper Creek (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ecological Mysteries Books

Who Really Killed Cock Robin?: An Ecological Mystery (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Bug Connection: An Ecological Mystery (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Missing Cutthroats (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Frightful's Daughter Books

Frightful's Daughter (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frightful's Daughter Meets the Baron Weasel (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Julie of the Wolves Books

Julie of the Wolves (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julie (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julie's Wolf Pack (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nutik, the Wolf Pup (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nutik & Amaroq Play Ball (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mountain Books

My Side of the Mountain (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Far Side of the Mountain (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frightful's Mountain (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of One Day in the... Books

One Day in the Desert (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Day in the Alpine Tundra (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Day in the Prairie (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Day in the Woods (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Seasons of the Moon Books

Winter Moon (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Autumn Moon (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spring Moon (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Moon (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The 13 Moons Books

The Moon of the Salamanders (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Of The Wild Pigs (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moon of the Alligators (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Gray Wolves (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Moles (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon Of The Bears (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Mountain Lions (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Fox Pups (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Chickarees (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Winter Bird (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Deer (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Owls (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moon of the Monarch Butterflies (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Gull Number 737 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hold Zero (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coyote in Manhattan (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hole in the Tree (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hook a Fish, Catch a Mountain (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Going to the Sun (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River Rats, Inc (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer of the Falcon (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cry of the Crow (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Talking Earth (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Water Sky (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shark Beneath the Reef (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arctic Son (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's an Owl in the Shower (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tree Castle Island (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Charlie's Raven (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cats of Roxville Station (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Whale (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

All Upon a Stone (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Upon a Sidewalk (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wentletrap Trap (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grizzly Bear with the Golden Ears (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Thanksgiving (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Animals Who Have Won Our Hearts (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Climb a Waterfall (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giraffe Trouble (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elephant Walk (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rhino Romp (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Katie, the Volcano Is a Girl (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snow Bear (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gorilla Gang (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Morning, Noon, and Night (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cliff Hanger (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire Storm (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowboard Twist (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mountain Climbing Picture Book (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Luck (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goose and Duck (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wolves Are Back (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Polar Bear (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Buffalo Are Back (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galapagos Picture Book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Special Gift for Grammy (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eagles are Back (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Spring Comes to the Ocean (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The American Walk Book: An Illustrated Guide To The Country's Major Historic And Natural Walking Trails From New England To The Pacific Coast (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Journey Inward (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild, Wild Cookbook: A Guide for Young Wild-Food Foragers (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exploring the Out-Of-Doors (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Talk to Your Dog (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Talk to Your Cat (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everglades Wildguide: The Natural History of Everglades National Park, Florida (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Acorn Pancakes, Dandelion Salad, and 38 Other Wild Recipes (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets: True-Life Stories to Read Aloud (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Incredible Animal Adventures (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pocket Guide to the Outdoors: Based on My Side of the Mountain (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galápagos George (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Jean Craighead George
Jean Craighead George was born in Washington DC on July 2. 1912. Most of her books deal with topics related to the natural world and the environment. She mainly wrote children’s fiction, however also wrote at least two guides for cooking with wild foods, as well as an autobiography.

She was raised in a family of naturalists. Her mom, dad, brothers, uncles, and aunts were all students of nature. On the weekends they camped out in the woods near Washington, would climb trees to study owls, mad fish hooks from twigs, and gathered edible plants. Her first pet was a turkey vulture. Jean centered her life around nature and writing.

Jean graduated in the year 1940 from Pennsylvania State University with degrees in both science and English. During the forties she was a member of the White House Press Corps and was a reporter for The Washington Post. From 1969 until 1982 she worked as an editor and writer at Readers Digest.

From the year 1944 until 1963, she was married to John Lothar George. Her early novels were written with him, and she provided the illustrations, done in black and white inks or watercolors. One of her later editors encouraged her to use other illustrators for her books.

The mom of three kids (Twig, C. George, T. Luke George, and Craig) she was a grandma that joyfully read to each of her grandkids from the time they were born.

She kept one hundred and seventy-three pets, not including cats and dogs, in her home in Chappaqua, New York. Most were wild animals that depart in the autumn when the sun changes their behaviour and they feel like migrating or going off alone. For the time they were with them however, they would become characters in her stories, books, and articles.

The inspiration for her book “Julie of the Wolves” evolved from two events during one summer that she spent studying tundra and wolves at the Arctic Research Laboratory of Barrow, Alaska. A small girl was walking the lonesome and vast tundra outside Barrow. The other was a magnificent alpha male wolf, the leader of a pack in Denali National Park. They haunted her for one year or longer, so did the words of a scientist at the lab. He said any doubt he had that a man could live with wolves was gone. The wolves are truly gentlemen both highly affectionate and social.

“Julie of the Wolves” won a Newbery Medal while “My Side of the Mountain” won the Newbery Honor Honor. She won the first Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature from the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association which she was presented for the “consistent superior quality” of her literary works.

She died at the age of 92 on May 15, 2012 from complications of congestive heart failure at the Winchester Medical Center in Valhalla.

Jean’s first book, called “Vulpes the Red Fox”, was released in the year 1948.

“Julie of the Wolves” is the first novel in the “Julie of the Wolves” series and was released in the year 1972. Alone and lost, out on the North Slope in Alaska.

Miyax rebels against what she finds is an intolerable home situation. She runs away toward the city of San Francisco, toward her pen pal, that calls her Julie. Pretty quickly however, she is lost in the Alaskan wilderness, without food or even a compass.

Slowly, she gets accepted by a pack of Arctic wolves, and she comes to love them like they were her brothers. With their help, and pulling on her dad’s training, she struggles each day to survive. Through the process, she’s forced to rethink her past, and define for herself the traditional riches from Eskimo life: fearlessness, intelligence, and love.

“Julie” is the second novel in the “Julie of the Wolves” series and was released in the year 1994. Julie’s choice to go back home to her people isn’t an easy one. After many months out in the wilderness, living in harmony with the wolves that saved her, she knows that it is time.

Julie isn’t prepared for all of the changes that she finds. Her dad’s forsaken many of the old Eskimo traditions. He’s given up his sled dogs for a snowmobile, and now looks after the musk oxen that serve as the village’s income. He will do anything he can to keep them safe, even shoot any of the wolves that may threaten the herd. Julie knows that, like her dad, she has to figure out how to reconcile the new ways with the old. How can she do any of that without putting her beloved wolves in danger?

“Julie’s Wolf Pack” is the second novel in the “Julie of the Wolves” series and was released in the year 1997. Julie may have returned to her family, but the wolf pack that saved her has a story of its own.

Fearless yet inexperienced Kapu now leads the pack. He has to protect his wolves from threats of disease and famine and, at the same time, defend himself from bitter rivals, both outside and inside of his pack, who wait for their opportunity to overthrow him. The strength of his leadership is going to determine no only the well-being of the pack but also its survival.

“The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limbo” is the second novel in the “Ecological Mysteries” series and was released in the year 1992. Disappeared?

Liza Poole lives with her mom in one of the very last balanced ecosystems in North America, the Gumbo Limbo Hammock located deep inside the lush kingdom that is the Florida Everglades. Some might think it’s odd to live outdoors, but Liza feels she’s lucky to live in her tiny yellow tent among exotic plants and tropical birds. Right in the middle of this natural paradise is Dajun, the majestic gator that protects Gumbo Limbo’s environment.

One day, a state official shows up with frightening orders. Dajun is scaring the people nearby, and he must be killed. Liza takes action in order to save this invaluable gator, but he is nowhere to be found, suddenly. Now, she has to locate Dajun before it is too late.

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