Individual Author Record
Name: Donald Culross PeattiePen Name: Donald Peattie Genre: C:ADULT Born: June 21, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionPeattie was born and raised in Chicago. He also attended the University of Chicago for two years.
Biographical and Professional InformationDonald 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.
*''A Book of Hours'', 1937*''A Prairie Grove'', 1938*''The Road of a Naturalist'', Houghton, 1941 - reprinted by Macmillan in 1986*''Sportsman`s Country'', Houghton Mifflin, 1952*''Lives of Destiny'', Houghton, 1954*''Parade With Banners'', World Publishing, 1957*''Patterns'', National Wildlife Federation, 1991*''A Natural History of of Eastern and Central North America,'' Houghton, 1980