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Publication Order of American Woodland Tales Books

with John George
Vulpes, the Red Fox (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meph, the Pet Skunk (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bubo, the Great Horned Owl (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dipper of Copper Creek (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ecological Mysteries Books

Who Really Killed Cock Robin? (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing 'Gator of Gumbo Limbo (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fire Bug Connection (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of the Missing Cutthroats (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Frightful's Daughter Books

Frightful's Daughter (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frightful's Daughter Meets the Baron Weasel (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Julie of the Wolves Books

Julie of the Wolves (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julie (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julie's Wolf Pack (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nutik, the Wolf Pup (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nutik & Amaroq Play Ball (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mountain Books

My Side of the Mountain (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Far Side of the Mountain (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frightful's Mountain (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of One Day in the... Books

One Day in the Desert (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Day in the Alpine Tundra (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Day in the Prairie (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Day in the Woods (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Seasons of the Moon Books

Publication Order of The 13 Moons Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Summer of the Falcon (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gull Number 737 (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hold Zero (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coyote in Manhattan (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hole in the Tree (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hook a Fish, Catch a Mountain (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Going to the Sun (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
River Rats, Inc (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cry of the Crow (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Talking Earth (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Water Sky (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shark Beneath the Reef (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arctic Son (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
There's an Owl in the Shower (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tree Castle Island (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie's Raven (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cats of Roxville Station (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ice Whale (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

All Upon a Stone (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
All Upon a Sidewalk (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wentletrap Trap (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grizzly Bear with the Golden Ears (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The First Thanksgiving (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Animals Who Have Won Our Hearts (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Climb a Waterfall (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giraffe Trouble (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elephant Walk (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rhino Romp (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dear Katie, the Volcano Is a Girl (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Bear (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gorilla Gang (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morning, Noon, and Night (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cliff Hanger (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire Storm (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowboard Twist (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Climbing Picture Book (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luck (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goose and Duck (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolves Are Back (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Polar Bear (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Buffalo Are Back (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galapagos Picture Book (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Special Gift for Grammy (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eagles are Back (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crowbar: The Smartest Bird in the World (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Spring Comes to the Ocean (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journey Inward (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild, Wild Cookbook: A Guide for Young Wild-Food Foragers (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exploring the Out-Of-Doors (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Talk to Your Dog (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Talk to Your Cat (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everglades Wildguide: The Natural History of Everglades National Park, Florida (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Acorn Pancakes, Dandelion Salad, and 38 Other Wild Recipes (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tarantula in My Purse and 172 Other Wild Pets: True-Life Stories to Read Aloud (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Incredible Animal Adventures (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pocket Guide to the Outdoors: Based on My Side of the Mountain (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Galápagos George (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Harper Trophy Books Books

Hurry Home, Candy (By: Meindert DeJong) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadrach (By: Meindert DeJong) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Witch (By: Anna Elizabeth Bennett) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Along Came a Dog (By: Meindert DeJong) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer of the Falcon (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grizzly (By: Gilbert Riswold) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noonday Friends (By: Mary Stolz) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventeenth-Street Gang (By: Emily Cheney Neville) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sour Land (By: William H. Armstrong) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Park Book (By: Charlotte Zolotow) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Mountain (By: Laszlo Kubinyi,Mollie Hunter) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sign of the Chrysanthemum (By: Katherine Paterson) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Billion for Boris (By: Mary Rodgers) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Stranger Came Ashore (By: Mollie Hunter) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wicked One (By: Mollie Hunter) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Runaway To Freedom (By: Barbara Smucker) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poem stew (By: William Cole) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Land I Lost (By: Quang Nhuong Huynh) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Summer Switch (By: Mary Rodgers) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magical Adventures of Pretty Pearl (By: Virginia Hamilton) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hey World, Here I Am! (By: Jean Little) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desdemona-Twelve Going on Desperate (By: Beverly Keller) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two-Thousand-Pound Goldfish (By: Betsy Byars) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stonewords (By: Pam Conrad) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's So Terrible About Swallowing an Apple Seed? (By: Harriet Lerner,Susan Goldhor) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crush (By: Ellen Conford) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good Night, Maman (By: Norma Fox Mazer) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pilot Down, Presumed Dead (By: Marjorie Phleger) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Will Spring Be Early? Or Will Spring Be Late? (By: Crockett Johnson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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