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2012 Regina Medal Winner - Jean Craighead George

Our 2003 Regina Medal recipient, Jean Craighead George, died May 15 at a hospital in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Jean was a children’s author, and widely regarded as one of the premier American nature writers for young readers,  Her novels and picture books — more than 100 — have sold millions of copies. “Julie of the Wolves,” a novel about a 13-year-old Eskimo runaway who is welcomed by a wolf pack in the Alaskan tundra, received the 1973 Newbery Medal for the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”She was 92.  More information can be found here.

 

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