Aldo Leopold's Shack: Nina's Story

Aldo Leopold's Shack: Nina's Story

by Nancy Nye Hunt, Nina Leopold Bradley
     
 

This charming children’s book tells the tale of an extraordinary family’s efforts to restore a worn-out Wisconsin farm during the Depression and the 1940s. Noted conservationist Aldo Leopold—along with his wife, Estella, and their five children and two dogs—spent most weekends and vacations living and working at the Sand County farm they

Overview

This charming children’s book tells the tale of an extraordinary family’s efforts to restore a worn-out Wisconsin farm during the Depression and the 1940s. Noted conservationist Aldo Leopold—along with his wife, Estella, and their five children and two dogs—spent most weekends and vacations living and working at the Sand County farm they called the Shack, which is now a national historic landmark. Leopold’s time there led to his foundational work of environmental writing, A Sand County Almanac, which was based on the scientific observations recorded in his family’s “Shack journals.” Drawing from these journals, historic family photographs, and interviews, and writing from the perspective of Leopold’s daughter Nina, Nancy Nye Hunt captures here the spirit of this famous family’s experiences on the land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935195177
Publisher:
Columbia College Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places Series
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Nancy Nye Hunt was formerly a substitute teacher and volunteer in the elementary schools of Monona, Wisconsin and a children’s literature specialist in Madison. She is the mother of two adult daughters and writes from her home in Wisconsin’s Driftless area, where she lives with her husband, Tom, a professor of restoration ecology.

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