Jacket by Sam Savitt
Although JIM KJELGAARD pronounces his name in the Danish way, Kyell-gard,
boyhood was as American as Tom Sawyer's. A great grandson of the man who brought
the family name from Denmark, he was born in New York City in 1910, but grew up on a mountain farm in the famous Black Forest region of Pennsylvania. Here, surrounded by forest-covered mountains cut by game trails and trout streams, he and his four brothers
lived a rugged, outdoor life, and grew up wise in the ways of the woods. The year he was graduated from high school, Jim and another boy spent a season on their own in
the wilderness, hunting and trapping.
Jim's greatest interests have always been the out-of-doors, animals, and American
history, and he has written about all three. He now lives and writes in Arizona. Between books, he makes as many expeditions to the wilds as possible, and has hunted and fished all over the United States and Canada.
from dust jacket of Wildlife Cameraman - 1957, permission to display granted by Holiday House, Inc.
Last updated January 15, 1999