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One Day in the Prairie

release date: Apr 12, 1996
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One Day in the Prairie
Henry Rush is spending the day at the Prairie Wildlife Refuge, determined to photograph a prairie dog doing a back flip. But while he whatches and waites at the edge of prairie dog town, he fails to notice the electricity humming through the air. Or the buffalo aniously pawing the ground. Or the purple-blue cloud building over the prairie grass. A tornado is forming to the west . And when the dark funnel touches down, it will wipe out everything in it's path...

The Eagles are Back

release date: Jan 01, 2013
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The Eagles are Back
A picture book tribute to the efforts of dedicated volunteers who helped save the American bald eagle from extinction documents the story of a young boy who helped hatch an eaglet, in a tale complemented by sumptuous illustrations by the landscape artist of America the Beautiful. By the late Newbery Award-winning author of Julie of the Wolves.

My Side of the Mountain

release date: May 21, 2001
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My Side of the Mountain
"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

Vulpes, the Red Fox

release date: Jan 01, 1996
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Vulpes, the Red Fox
Follows the life of a red fox from his birth in a Maryland den through his growth to maturity to his eventual encounter with a determined hunter.

The Last Polar Bear

release date: Oct 13, 2009
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The Last Polar Bear
The world is warming, and the ice is melting. Tigluk must save the last polar bear. From master storyteller Jean Craighead George, with art from the critically acclaimed Wendell Minor.

The Julie Trilogy

release date: Sep 30, 1999
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The Julie Trilogy
Journey Into The Wild With Julie Lost on the Alaskan tundra with no means of survival, Julie, a runaway Eskimo girl, is taken in by a pack of wolves -- and grows to love them as though they were family. Eventually Julie must leave the wilderness and return to her people, but the bond she has forged with her wolf family is one that is never broken. She is -- now and forever -- Julie of the Wolves.

One Day in the Woods

release date: Sep 29, 1995
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One Day in the Woods
‘An intrepid explorer, young Rebecca ventures into the forest in search of an ovenbird, a warbler reputed to be the wizard of the woods. Readers follow Rebecca’s progress through the day discovering the secrets of the spring foliage and learning much about the temperate forest and its inhabitants.’ —BL.

Galapagos George

release date: Apr 08, 2014
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Galapagos George
This is the story of the famous Lonesome George, a giant tortoise who was the last of his species, lived to be one hundred years old, and became known as the rarest creature in the world. His story gives us a glimpse of the amazing creatures inhabiting the ever-fascinating Galápagos Islands. Renowned naturalist and bestselling author of the Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves and the critically acclaimed Everglades Jean Craighead George once again introduces children to the wonders of the natural world in this incredible evolution story set in the Galápagos Islands. The back matter features key terms, a timeline, and further resources for research. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest

release date: Sep 29, 1995
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One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest
Today is doomsday for a young Venezuelan Indian boy's beloved rain forest and its animal life—unless he and a visiting naturalist can save it. "George makes drama large and small out of the minute-by-minute events in an ecosystem . . . gripping ecological theater." —C. "An example of nonfiction writing at its best." —SLJ. Notable 1990 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1990 (NSTA/CBC)

Julie of the Wolves

release date: Jan 05, 2016
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Julie of the Wolves
The thrilling Newbery Medal–winning classic about an Eskimo girl lost on the Alaskan tundra Julie of the Wolves is a staple in the canon of children’s literature and the first in the Julie trilogy. The survival theme makes it a good pick for fans of wilderness adventures such as My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, or Island of the Blue Dolphins. This edition, perfect for classroom or home use, includes John Schoenherr’s original scratchboard illustrations throughout, as well as bonus materials such as an introduction written by Jean Craighead George’s children, the author’s Newbery acceptance speech, selections from her field notebooks, a discussion guide, and a further reading guide. To her small Eskimo village, she is known as Miyax; to her friend in San Francisco, she is Julie. When her life in the village becomes dangerous, Miyax runs away, only to find herself lost in the Alaskan wilderness. Miyax tries to survive by copying the ways of a pack of wolves and soon grows to love her new wolf family. Life in the wilderness is a struggle, but when she finds her way back to civilization, Miyax is torn between her old and new lives. Is she Miyax of the Eskimos—or Julie of the wolves? Don't miss any of the books in Jean Craighead George's groundbreaking series: Julie of the Wolves, Julie, and Julie's Wolf Pack.
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