Who is Carl Ewald (1856-1908)?
He loved children!
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Carl Ewald was born in Jutland in southern Denmark in 1856.
As a child, he moved to the countryside and loved all his surroundings, spending much of his time studying nature.
When he started to write, he was able to use this knowledge to help children understand how nature really works.
He studied to become a forester, transitioned to become a school teacher until he started to write.
He was especially drawn to the writings of Charles Darwin for his ideas on species evolution, and specifically the concept of natural selection.
As well as children’s nature stories, his books covered historical novels, plays, folktales, and Nordic sagas.