Sterling North


Born
in Lake Koshkonong, Wisconsin, The United States
November 04, 1906

Died
December 22, 1974

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Thomas Sterling North was an American author of books for children and adults, including 1963's bestselling Rascal. Surviving a near-paralyzing struggle with polio in his teens, he grew to young adulthood in the quiet southern Wisconsin village of Edgerton, which North transformed into the "Brailsford Junction" setting of several of his books.

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Rascal

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4.14 avg rating — 11,784 ratings — published 1963 — 16 editions
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The Wolfling: A Documentary...

3.99 avg rating — 378 ratings — published 1969 — 13 editions
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Little Rascal

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So Dear to My Heart

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Raccoons Are the Brightest ...

4.19 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1968
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Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to W...

3.72 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 1963 — 12 editions
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George Washington: Frontier...

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Young Thomas Edison

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Captured By The Mohawks

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Speak Of The Devil

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“Badly drawn, badly written and badly printed - a strain on young eyes and young nervous systems - the effect of these pulp-paper nightmares is that of a violent stimulant. Their crude blacks and reds spoil the child's natural sense of color; their hypodermic injection of sex and murder makes the child impatient with better, though quieter, stories. Unless we want a coming generation even more ferocious than the present one, parents and teachers throughout America must band together to break the 'comic' magazines.

But the antidote to the 'comic' magazine poison can be found in any library or good bookstore. The parent who does not acquire that antidote for his child is guilty of criminal negligence.”
Sterling North

“We do not own the land we abuse, or the lakes and streams we pollute or the raccoons and the otters we persecute. Those who play God in destroying any form of life are tampering with a master plan too intricate for any of us to understand. All that we can do is to aid that great plan and to keep part of our planet habitable. The greatest predator on earth is man himself, and we must look inward to destroy the killer instinct which may yet atomize the human race. Our morality must be extended to every living thing upon our globe, and we must amend the Gold Rule to read: ’ Do unto other creatures as you would have them do unto you!”
Sterling North

“We do not own the land we abuse, or the lakes and streams we pollute or the raccoons and the otters we persecute. Those who play God in destroying any form of life are tampering with a master plan too intricate for any of us to understand. All that we can do is to aid that great plan and to keep part of our planet habitable. The greatest predator on earth is man himself, and we must look inward to destroy the killer instinct which may yet atomize the human race. Our morality must be extended to every living thing upon our globe, and we must amend the Golden Rule to read: ’ Do unto other creatures as you would have them do unto you!”
Sterling North, Raccoons Are the Brightest People

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