Evelyn Sibley Lampman
(1907 - 1980)
Mrs. Lampman (1907 - 1980) grew up in Dallas, Oregon, granddaughter of pioneers in that region. She graduated from Oregon State and worked for many years in radio. Her first book was published in 1948, and she was most recognized for sensitive books about racial minorities, especially Native Americans.
In 1947, Doubleday published her debut novel, Crazy Creek, a story about pioneer life in Oregon for older children; two years later, when Doubleday accepted her second book, Treasure Mountain, she quit her day job. She went on to write forty meticulously-researched historical and science fiction novels for young adults.
Rock Hounds (1958)
When Eddie’s cousin Priscilla joins him at science camp he is certain she will ruin it for him.
When twins Joan and Joey Brown discover George, the shy stegosaurus, he helps them save their mother’s ranch.