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Don Schellie

Born: 1932 in Chicago
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.

  • American Library Association notable children's book citation, 1978, for ''Kidnapping Mr. Tubbs''.

Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction; Young Adult

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Adult readers; Young adult readers

Don Schellie on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Kidnapping Mr. Tubbs /
ISBN: 0590338196 OCLC: 13503077

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: 5726596

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: 948651187

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

  Vast domain of blood :
ISBN: 0870260227 OCLC: 646693108

Westernlore Press, Tucson, Ariz. : 1992.