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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Don Schellie  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Young Adult

Audience: Adult; Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1932 in Chicago

-- Don Schellie on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Schellie was born in Chicago and is a 1957 graduate of the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Don Schellie was an author, reporter and columnist. From 1954 - 1957, he was a reporter for the ''Champaign News-Gazette''. Schellie was a reporter for the ''Douglas Daily Dispatch'' in Douglas, Arizon from 1957 -1958. After that, he worked for the ''Tucson Citizen'' where he was a reporter for two years and then moved on to have his own column - "Don Schellie". Schellie has also been a contributor to ''Arizona Highways''. A feature column writing award was also created in his name.Schellie's first book, ''Vast Domain of Blood'', was based upon some historical pieces he wrote for the ''Citizen'' about the Camp Grant massacre - an incident where peaceful Apaches were murdered by a party of Tuscon-area residents and Papago Indians. ''Vast Domain of Blood'' was an adult, nonfiction book, and his wife, a history teacher-turned-school librarian, felt the story should be made available to school-age readers. What developed from that was ''Me, Cholay & Co: Apache Warriors'', a historical novel for young readers.

Published Works

    Vast Domain of Blood, Westernlore Press, 1968The Citizen: A Century of Arizona Journalism, Citizen Publishing, 1970Me, Cholay and Co.: Apache Warriors , Scholastic, 1973Kidnapping Mr. Tubbs, Scholastic, 1978Maybe Next Summer, Scholastic, 1980Shadow and the Gunner, Scholastic, 198

Selected Titles At Your Library

Vast domain of blood :
ISBN: 0870260227. OCLC Number:

Westernlore Press,. Tucson, Ariz. :. 1992.

Kidnapping Mr. Tubbs /
ISBN: 0590338196. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York :. ©1978.

Two teenagers sneak a very elderly ex-cowboy out of his rest home for a visit to the ranch where he spent his life. Their trip is full of unusual adventures and Mr. Tubbs proves a surprising traveling companion.

Maybe next summer /
ISBN: 0590075853. OCLC Number:

Four Winds Press,. New York :. ©1980.

Working for a small town Arizona newspaper for the summer, 17-year-old Matt accidentally stumbles into an operation smuggling Mexicans across the border.

Shadow and the gunner.
ISBN: 0027780902. OCLC Number:

Atheneum Children'S Books,. [Place of publication not identified] :. 1982.


American Library Association notable children's book citation, 1978, for

Kidnapping Mr. Tubbs


Speaking Engagements

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