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Samuel A. Campbell

Born: 1895 in Watseka, Illinois
Died: 1962

Pen Name: Sam Campbell

Connection to Illinois: Campbell was born in Watseka, Illinois.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Website: Website:
Samuel A. Campbell on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Beloved rascals :
ISBN: 1881545598 OCLC: 56387609

A.B. Pub., Ithaca, MI : ©1985.

  Briar Rose cottage /
ISBN: 1881545660 OCLC: 56337859

A.B. Pub., Ithaca, Mich. : ©2004.

  Calamity Jane :
ISBN: 1881545164 OCLC: 56387841

A.B. Pub., Ithaca, MI : ©1990.

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

  Classic western stories :
ISBN: 9780811863254 OCLC: 226910918

Chronicle Books, San Francisco : ©2009.

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: 56386817

A.B. Pub., Ithaca, MI : ©1973.

  Fiddlesticks and Freckles :
ISBN: 1881545962 OCLC: 56387532

A.B. Pub., Ithaca, MI : ©1983.

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

A.B. Pub., Ithaca, MI : ©1971.

  Moose country :
ISBN: 1881545539 OCLC: 56386756

A.B. Pub., Ithaca, MI : v1978.

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

TEACH Services, Brushton, N.Y. : ©2002.

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