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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Samuel A. Campbell  

Pen Name: Sam Campbell

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1895 in Watseka, Illinois

Died: 1962

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Illinois Connection

Campbell was born in Watseka, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Samuel A. Campbell was an author, lecturer, naturalist, film maker and best known in America as the Philosopher of the Forest. He began his public presentations on nature and philosophy in Chicago in 1929. He soon became a sought after public speaker and lecture on the topic of nature. He eventually made his home, Sanctuary of Wegimind, in a game preserve in the great forests of Northern Wisconsin. There he studies the ways of wild creatures, their habits, their work, their play, and the examples they set for human beings in right living. During his life he produced more than 150,000 feet of nature films, delivered more than 10,000 lectures and wrote 21 books.

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Beloved rascals :
ISBN: 1881545598. OCLC Number: 56387609

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Briar Rose cottage /
ISBN: 1881545660. OCLC Number: 56337859

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Calamity Jane :
ISBN: 1881545164. OCLC Number: 56387841

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A realistic story of a mother raccoon and her four baby coonlets.

Classic western stories :
ISBN: 9780811863254. OCLC Number: 226910918

Chronicle Books,. .

Stories, folktales, and poems with a western setting, including stories of Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Indian legends, and tales of Lewis and Clark, among others.

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo-and Still-Mo :
ISBN: 1881545555. OCLC Number: 56386817

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Fiddlesticks and Freckles :
ISBN: 1881545962. OCLC Number: 56387532

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How's Inky? :
ISBN: 1881545199. OCLC Number: 56387000

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Moose country :
ISBN: 1881545539. OCLC Number: 56386756

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Sweet Sue's adventures /
ISBN: 1572582103. OCLC Number: 51931534

TEACH Services,. .

Come with Sam once again as he hikes and finds more wildlife adventure.