Nature's knaves are nicer than you think! Few people can flush out the personalities of wild animals as well as Sam Campbell. In Beloved Rascals the author reveals a knack for making you gasp at the ornery ways of the more cantankerous members of his wilderness neighborhood. At the same time, you will be touched with the same infectious love Sam has for all these forest friends. There's Midnight, the belligerent old crow, Carcajou, the wolverine, Cominsky, the raccoon, and many other players in Sanctuary Lake's wildlife theater. Paperback, 244 pages. AB Publishing.