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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Donald Culross Peattie  

Pen Name: Donald Peattie

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: June 21, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois

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Peattie was born and raised in Chicago. He also attended the University of Chicago for two years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Donald Culross Peattie, a native of Chicago, was one of the most accomplished nature writers in American letters. Among his many books, of special interest to Illinois are An Almanac for Moderns (1935), a collection of short essays- one for each day of the year- based on Peattie's observations at Kennicott's Grove near Chicago, and A Prairie Grove (1938), an imaginative history of a patch of Illinois prairie.


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Awards

-- * Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990