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  • Jean Craighead George

    Early in the morning, young Tepui walks through the Venezuelan tropical rain forest. Colorful birds call from the treetops, and a tribe of monkeys plays in the branches. But Tepui doesn't have time to enjoy the animals he loves so much. He is going to the Science Laboratory to talk to his scientist friends. Today trucks and bulldozers are heading to the forest. They are bringing men to cut down the trees. Many plants will die, and the animals will no longer have homes. Tepui and his friends want to think of a way to save the forest. But are they too late? Naturalist Jean Craighead George infuses her books with her love for animals. Music, wildlife sounds, and the voices of local people add...read more

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    Frightful, the peregrine falcon who first appeared in My Side of the Mountain, is back. Her amazing journey through life continues in the face of many rousing wildlife adventures. Will she survive the wilderness, even though she was raised by a human? When an old friend rescues her from captors, Frightful soars into the unfamiliar woodlands and searches for home. Before finding her mountain, she adopts a nest of motherless peregrine chicks. But construction crews, bird poachers, and even a bald eagle threaten her new family. Frightful needs help from Sam Gribley, the human who raised her. Kids and parents alike will be captivated by this action-packed continuation of Sam and Frightful's...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    In the glow of a full January moon, it is the great horned owl who first senses that it is the beginning of spring. With the first full moon-the moon of beginnings-the owl starts his annual courtship. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike, George's entertaining and educational tales of nature...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    This is the story of one alligator and her desperate search for food during the dry season in the Florida Everglades. It is also the story of a threatened species, the American alligator, and of its beautiful endangered homeland. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Mexican highlands to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike, George's entertaining and...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    Follow along with a female black bear in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee as she frolics and forages with her mate in summer, then readies her den in the fall. Something surprising will happen to her under the February moon, the moon of the bears. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike,...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    April is the month when the chickaree must nurture her newborn babies while defending her territory and her storehouses at the same time. It is a difficult task, especially when her best weapon is an explosive voice. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike, George's entertaining and educational...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    As mating season nears, a young white-tailed buck knows to win a mate, he must fight other males. While striving to continue its species, the young deer must also weather a fierce September hurricane which temporarily disrupts life in the fertile Mamacoke Marsh. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike,...read more

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    June is the 'growing up' moon: when fox pups emerge from the safety of their den. It is also the month fox parents teach their pups everything, from the mysteries of a box turtle to the wily ploys of the woodchuck. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike, George's entertaining and educational...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    It is November, and for the gray wolves of the Toklat Pass in Alaska, the hunt is on. It is time to harvest the sickly, weak, or old caribou as the herd migrates through the pass. It is also a time to test the survival skills of the young wolf pups. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the fertile Canadian east, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike,...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    Underneath the farms and ranches of Kansas, a young Eastern mole roams her extensive network of tunnels searching for winter food-worms, insect larva, roots, and seeds. This is a story about the mole, her underground neighbors and the consequences of human actions. In Thirteen Moons--a spellbinding wildlife series--Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    Follow the monarch butterfly as it chases spring north from its winter home in Mexico to its birthplace in Ontario, Canada. Flying through unpredictable spring weather, the butterfly lays its eggs along the way. The young monarch finally emerges from its chrysalis in late May-during the moon of the monarch butterflies. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    For the hungry young mountain lion living high in Olympic National Park, it is time to follow the elk and the deer who are migrating down-mountain to the rain forests of Washington State. It is also time for the young lion to find a mate. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike, George's...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    Every March, the spotted salamander, who lives under a log in wet woods of Michigan, emerges from his winter hibernation. The salamander is ready to act out a strange and ancient drama. It instinctively knows it is time to find the woodland pond, where he will dance the dance of the salamander and find a mate. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    A peccary piglet discovers that life is abundant in the Arizona's Sonoran Desert as it investigates interesting scents and stumbles on hidden dangers when it is temporarily separated from its clan. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike, George's entertaining and educational tales of nature...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    For a song sparrow that has not migrated south this year, it is a daily challenge to keep warm, as its once plentiful food supply dwindles during a harsh December in Ohio. In Thirteen Moons-a spellbinding wildlife series-Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George has captured thirteen North American animals in their natural environments and chronicled their fight for survival. From the lush Florida Everglades to the snowy Alaskan tundra, this series explores the intricate relationships among animals, plants, and the ever-changing environment in which they live. A favorite of adults and children alike, George's entertaining and educational tales of nature alive and in action-Julie,...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    From the most celebrated children's nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning 'Julie of the Wolves' In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses a rare sight--the birth of a bowhead, or ice whale, that he calls Siku. But when he unwittingly guides Yankee whalers to a pod of bowhead whales, all the whales are killed. For this act, the boy receives a curse of banishment. Through the generations, this curse is handed down. Siku, the ice whale, returns year after year, in reality and dreams, to haunt each descendant. The curse is finally broken when a daughter recognizes and saves the whale, and he in turn saves her. Told in...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    Newbery Award-winning author Jean Craighead George is beloved for her classic tales about wildlife, such as My Side of the Mountain. When Charlie learns about the Native American belief that ravens can cure sickness, he brings home a nestling to help his ill grandfather. Together, Charlie and Granddad care for the bird and learn valuable lessons about life and death, responsibility, and protecting...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    The adventures of Julie's wolves continue as a new wolf leader takes over the pack. The black alpha Kapu, whom Julie once nursed back to health, is a natural leader. Kapu is strong and wise, but if his pack is to survive, he must lead it through many dangers: near starvation, rabies, rival wolves, and worst of all, humans. The wolves share a strong sense of community, including a deep love of pups, and an understanding of the ancient ways necessary to their survival. Year in and year out, the pack adapts to the changes in their arctic tundra home. Changes come into Julie's life too, as she makes plans to marry and become a naturalist. This Newbery Award-winning series which began with Julie...read more

  • Jean Craighead George

    Borden Watson goes to the giant redwood forest for one reason: to shoot spotted owls. They are the reason his dad has lost his job as a logger, and Borden hates them. But when he comes across a baby owl who has fallen out of its nest, Borden can't resist the tiny elf-like creature. And luckily, this owlet doesn't have spots, so it must be a barred owl-not the enemy. Borden takes the little owl home and names it Bardy. Before long, Bardy wins over each member of Borden's owl-hating family. Even his father pitches in to take care of the hungry owlet. But what will happen when they find out that Bardy is really a spotted owl? Award-winning nature writer Jean Craighead George weaves valuable...read more

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    Young listeners learn about issues of conservation, endangered animals, and preservation of cultural traditions in this beautifully-written tale of a Massachusetts teenager who travels to an Alaskan village to search for a missing relative-and ends up discovering his own Eskimo...read more