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Newbery Review: Julie of the Wolves

This is the winner of the 1973 Newbery Medal, and I’m very torn about it.  Julie of the Wolves, written by Jean Craighead George (winner of multiple Newbery awards), is the story of Julie, or Miyax, a young Eskimo girl who is making her way, alone, across the Alaskan tundra.   318 more words

Childrens Fiction

Radio Interview

Prior to the Historical Marker dedication, I was approached by WITF, the local PBS affiliate, for an interview concerning the book I am writing about the Craighead Naturalists. 303 more words

Craighead House

Unexpected Falcon

Life bring a series of surprises, some pleasant, some otherwise. Yesterday’s dedication of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Historical Marker brought a most unexpected and beautiful surprise. 223 more words

Craighead House

Of Whales and Ships and Eskimos: Jean George's Book "Ice Whale"

When I was a kid, I used to sometimes sneak out of my classroom at my school in New Delhi, and hide in the library.  My school environment was highly disciplined, with a great emphasis on academics and proper behavior.  2,492 more words