Nicknamed the philosopher of the forest, Sam Campbell was a writer, photographer, radio personality, promoter, lecturer and especially a devoted student of living nature. His summer home, which he titled the Sanctuary of Wegimind, was a game preserve in the forests of northern Wisconsin, near the town of Three Lakes. There he studied, mainly in the summertime, the ways of wild animals, "their habits, their work, their play, and the examples they set for human beings in right living."
The Seven Secrets of Somewhere Lake has been sighted as the best yet. Sam and Giny have no more than just said, "No baby animals this year" than fate dooms it. The Campbells have no choice but to 'adopt' in rapid succession: Zipper, a half starved fawn, Zowie, a baby fox, Zanie, a taffy-colored puppy, and Zinnia, a tiny skunk! Enjoy the adventures with Sam as the family continues to grow when seven young beavers are literally dumped into his lap, and then later Sam's 'buck fever' experience when at last he finds the mountain lion. Paperback, 236 pages.