Sandlapper Publishing (1987). 176pp. 5.375 x 8.5 inches. Paperback. ISBN 0-87844-073-9.
The late Archibald Hamilton Rutledge was highly respected for his accomplishments as a poet, philosopher, educator, writer, outdoorsman and conservationist. He is among the most revered South Carolinians of the twentieth century and served as the state's first Poet Laureate. This biography traces the life of this talented man from his childhood to his position as a nationally acclaimed outdoors writer, inspirational writer and pet, and on to his retirement to his beloved boyhood home, Hampton Plantation. The works of Archibald Rutledge have been read by millions and universally praised for their narration, inspiration, lucidity and classic simplicity.
Idella Bodie has been writing books for young readers since 1971 and she has established a loyal, growing audience. A native of Ridge Spring, S.C., Mrs. Bodie attended Mars Hill Junior College, Columbia College and the University of South Carolina. She lives in Aiken, S.C., with her husband and she has four children and a number of grandchildren. She retired in 1985 after 31 years of teaching high school English and creative writing. Her last position was as chairman of the English Department at South Aiken High School.
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