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Author, photographer, and naturalist Edwin Way Teale was born on June 2, 1899 in Joliet, Illinois. Teale wrote many books; one of my favorites is Dune Boy, a collection of charming tales of his childhood summers at his grandparent's farm in the dunelands of northern Indiana. Teale is perhaps best known for a quartet of natural history volumes that chronicle cross-country trips he and his wife Nellie took in the years following the Second World War. Wandering Through Winter, the final volume in the series, won the Pulitzer Prize.