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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


Illinois Connection

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