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This beloved author wrote Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain.
As the writer of children’s and young adult books that focus on the environment, Jean Craighead George (1919-2012) was best known for Julie of the Wolves, which won a Newbery Medal, and My Side of the Mountain, which was a Newbery runner-up. She was raised in a family of naturalists, and aimed to teach children to appreciate and respect the natural world.