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The Cry of the Crow Paperback – 2000

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Scholastic (2000)
  • ISBN-10: 0439188113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439188111
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #769,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jean Craighead George was born in a family of naturalists. Her father, mother, brothers, aunts and uncles were students of nature. On weekends they camped in the woods near their Washington, D.C. home, climbed trees to study owls, gathered edible plants and made fish hooks from twigs. Her first pet was a turkey vulture. In third grade she began writing and hasn't stopped yet. She has written over 100 books.Her book, Julie of the Wolves won the prestigious Newbery Medal, the American Library Association's award for the most distinguished contribution to literature for children, l973. My Side of the Mountain, the story of a boy and a falcon surviving on a mountain together, was a 1960 Newbery Honor Book. She has also received 20 other awards.She attended Penn State University graduating with a degree in Science and Literature. In the 1940s she was a reporter for The Washington Post and a member of the White House Press Corps. After her children were born she returned to her love of nature and brought owls, robins, mink, sea gulls, tarantulas - 173 wild animals into their home and backyard. These became characters in her books and, although always free to go, they would stay with the family until the sun changed their behavior and they migrated or went off to seek partners of their own kind.When her children, Twig, Craig and Luke, were old enough to carry their own backpacks, they all went to the animals. They climbed mountains, canoed rivers, hiked deserts. Her children learned about nature and Jean came home and to write books. Craig and Luke are now environmental scientists and Twig writes children's books, too.One summer Jean learned that the wolves were friendly, lived in a well-run society and communicated with each other in wolf talk -- sound, sight, posture, scent and coloration. Excited to learn more, she took Luke and went to the Naval Arctic Research Laboratory in Barrow, Alaska, where scientists were studying this remarkable animal. She even talked to the wolves in their own language. With that Julie of the Wolves was born. A little girl walking on the vast lonesome tundra outside Barrow, and a magnificent alpha male wolf, leader of a pack in Denali National Park were the inspiration for the characters in the book. Years later, after many requests from her readers, she wrote the sequels, Julie and Julie's Wolf Pack.She is still traveling and coming home to write. In the last decade she has added two beautiful new dimensions to her words beautiful full-color picture book art by Wendell Minor and others and - music. Jean is collaborating with award-winning composer, Chris Kubie to bring the sounds of nature to her words.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 25, 1998
Format: Paperback
The Cry of the Crow is about a 12 year old girl. She finds a crow who's parents have been shot. The girl names the crow Nina and raises it. The crow bonds on the girl as her mother. Nina becomes incredibly intelligent and can immitate people. When the raising of the crow gets involved with her other life, a heartbreaking decision has to be made. Read this book to find out more. I rate this book 11 out of 10, and think you should read it if you enjoy funny but sad stories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 1999
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This book had hardly any action in it, exept for near the end. In every chapter, I wanted to stop reading the book. Everybody does not have the same opinion as I, so I would say that people that don't like a lot of action in books, I'd say read Cry of the Crow. If you like books with a lot of action and suspense, I'd say don't read it because you will want to stop reading it in every chapter. I, myself would give this book a poor rating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 1999
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I rate this a 5 star book because the book is fasinating and I liked nina the talking crow. I also liked this book because the book was adventures and at some points the book shocked me and it had suspence which i like in books. The book was sad and somtimes happy. Overall this book is excellent and I think everybody should be able to read this FANTASTIC BOOK!!!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 1999
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In my veiw this book by Jean Craighead Georgeis very great. Every chapter of the book adds more action to the story. This is a great story for education and enjoyment. This story is about a family with one daughter and three sons. The girl finds a crow and keeps it as a pet. Many problems occur from this crow. This crow is very unique.This story gets better and better by the chapter.This book is very exciting and fun to read.
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Jean Craighead George is obviously an animal lover. This book is about a young girl who takes in a baby crow after her crow parents have died or have been murdered. At first, she's weary but she becomes the crow's mother figure in her mind.

The story takes place in the Florida Everglades. It's well-written with passion and details by the author. The crow's named Nina Terrance by her new human mother. It's a story with a tragic twist and ending. There is the main argument about taming wild animals into domesticity. The crow is torn between the human world and it's own species.

I only deducted one star because I wasn't happy with the sad ending. I felt like it needed to be a conclusion or an epilogue. I don't like it when the authors just leave us hanging.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Calvin on March 24, 2001
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The cry of the crow, by Jean Craighead George, didnt really catch my attention in the beginning of the book. For the first few chapters it was kind of slow and not too exciting. Basicly it wasnt the kind of book that I was used to reading. However, after a while into the book, I started to like it. Even though it was still slow, I enjoyed the story about how she raised and kept the baby crow to herself with almost no help. Although the ending was a bit sad, i liked it. I recomend this book to anyone who would like to enjoy an unforgetable story.
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I just finished reading this to my 6-year-old daughter. She really enjoyed the story, and learned a great deal about crows. But we were both caught offguard by the closing pages, in which Mandy comes to terms with the consequences of raising a wild crow. Jean Craighead George makes it clear what actions led to this final drama, but it was still a bit of a shock.

I wouldn't go so far as to say it is inappropriate for younger readers, but parents should know the sorts of questions it will raise.
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By A Customer on February 10, 1999
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This was an excellent book! Once I started, I just couldn't put it down! I loved how Jean Craighead George made the characters seem so real. It was also very dramatic, which I think makes the book very appealing. Also, this book taught me very interesting facts about birds. I would give this book two thumbs up, and if I had another thumb, it would surely go up, too!
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