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Sam Campbell's Living Forest Series
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If Joy, our eldest, were to list her favorite childhood titles, these would be at the top of her list. She read and reread them so many times we became accustomed to finding them scattered throughout the house, warehouse, and barn. A couple of them even weathered a rainy night or two under the trees, but because they were so beloved, and because they were out of print, she dried them out and read them again, wrinkled pages and all.
Hilarious Antics of Forest Life
What a thrill to discover that the entire series has recently been republished! If you have children who enjoy true-life nature tales featuring humorous animal anecdotes, then they are in for a treat. Beginning in 1943, the author, Sam Campbell, set out to write twelve exciting and entertaining books about the hilarious antics of North American forest life. These true-life adventure tales have broad appeal, entertaining young children and adults alike.
A Painless, Memorable Way to Learn About Wildlife
It has been amusing for me to see our youngest enjoying these books as much as our oldest did and to experience again the wonder and excitement as she recounts episode after episode to me, often ending her recital with “Mom, you really should read these books again!” What a painless, memorable way to teach a child about the everyday life of common wild animals.
Suitable for the Whole Family
While these are wholesome stories, because they were targeted towards a secular market they do include a few comments that are more man/nature-centered than we care for and words such as lucky or magic which I would just as soon not see in a child's book. But I think these quibbles are more indicative of the era the books were written in than an intent to corrupt the reader. With few exceptions, the reading level is fourth to sixth grade, but the content is suitable for the whole family.
Sam Campbell's first storybook highlights the adventures of a porcupine.
Too Much Salt and Pepper
This second tale of porcupines involves two prickly guests who delight in making mischief at the authors home.
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo and Still-Mo
Five young red squirrels, each with a distinct personality, create chaos for the Campbells.
A Tippy Canoe and Canada Too
Sam and his wife live in a wilderness home aptly named Sanctuary Lake. With little manmade intrusions, peace and animal antics are able to abound.
On Wings of Cheer
A redwing blackbird named Cheer winters over at Sanctuary Lake and shares the spotlight with Old Charley, a 500-pound bear.
A young boy joins the Campbells for a trip to Canada's North Country. Just the place to be for a young boy looking for adventure!
The Seven Secrets of Somewhere Lake
A fawn, a baby fox, a tiny skunk, and seven young beavers keep things lively!
Take otters, geese, deer, skunks, and porcupines, add a mischievous, streetwise raccoon, and you have a recipe for lots of laughs.
Fiddlesticks and Freckles
Two adventures in one, the first pertaining to the adoption of two orphan fawns. The second is the Campbell's trip to Hawaii, providing an unusual glimpse of Hawaii in the early 1950s.
What do a crow, wolverine, and raccoon have in common? They are all cantankerous, but beloved residents of Sanctuary Lake.
Sweet Sue's Adventures
The first of two stories written for the beginning reader, Sam Campbell tells a delightful tale of the life of a skunk. With over 50 black-and-white pictures, this is an engaging book for both readers and nonreaders alike.
The second of Sam Campbell's beginning reader stories. This one relates the story of a raccoon mother of four. With dozens of informative and hilarious black-and-white photos, both children and adults will find this book captivating.
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