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Renowned Children's Book Author's Final Book Explores Life Of Cougar

Jean Craighead George

A few years back, one of the world's most beloved children's book authors completed her last book just four days before she passed away at the age of 92. Jean Craighead George was the Newberry award-winning author of over 100 picture and chapter books including Julie of the Wolves and My Side of the Mountain.  

Her posthumously published final book was about a mountain lion, and all the profits from "Shadow: The Cougar of Flat Creek" will go to mountain lion conservation efforts. Jackson-based Whit Press is the publisher.

Wyoming Public Radio's Melodie Edwards spoke with George's nephew, Charlie Craighead, who lives in Moose, Wyoming. He talks about the new picture book "Shadow: The Cougar of Flat Creek," and about growing up in a family of animal lovers.

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