I join the literary world in mourning the loss of a giant. Yet Jean Craighead George, talented author that she was, was so much more than a writer. She was an advocate for what is good and beautiful about this wonderful planet of ours: its wildlife, its natural beauty, how everything fits together into a harmonious whole. Every book–every word–that emerged from her magic pen is a testimonial to this. Whether the setting is Alaska or the Everglades, whether the main character is a rebellious teen or a baby wolf, whether the topic is pet care or the seasons of the year, Mrs. George’s love of our world and its inhabitants shines through.
We’ll miss you, Jean; but every time someone opens one of the treasures you have shared with us, it will seem as if you are here.