Lit. Circle Project- Jean Craighead
By- Ginny Broussard
When she got to third grade she started to write books. After that she never wanted to stop and just kept on writing. She wrote over 100 books. One of her books named, "Julie of wolves" won an award for most distinguished.
The school that she went to was Penn State University. When she graduated she got her degree in Science and Literature. After that, she became a News Reporter in 1940's. She also fell in love and had 3 children.
After she gave birth to her three children she was back into nature. She loved it so much that she had gotten over 173 wild animals and they would live in there house and in there yard. Most of the animals that she had would be characters in the books that she would write. They would love to stick around and hang out with them until it became dark outside.
Facts About Her Kids-
When Twig, Luke, and Craig were old enough to go out by themselves they would go outside. They liked to canoe, hike, and climb mountains. They all took on the love of nature the same way her mom had done! But, when they grew up both Luke and Craig became environmental sciences. And when Twig grew up, she became an author just like her mom.
When Jane died she was 92. She had written over 100 novels and her best one that everyone thought was the best was, "Julie and the wolves." She has won many awards on that book. But still, her love of nature never failed and lived with her forever.