Cloth $29.95 ISBN: 9781935195177 Published July 2011

Aldo Leopold’s Shack

Nina’s Story

Nancy Nye Hunt

Nancy Nye Hunt

Distributed for Columbia College Chicago Press

88 pages | 135 color plates, 10 drawings, 1 map | 9 x 10
Cloth $29.95 ISBN: 9781935195177 Published July 2011

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.

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