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Fall 2006
Lost in the Woods: The Movie wins award for best wildlife film for children world-wide!
Lost in the Woods: The Movie won the esteemed Wildscreen Panda's Children's Choice Award for the best children's wildlife film world-wide.

May, 2006
Springtime favorite Lost in the Woods: The Movie wins 9th Award of 2006
"The movie just won it's 9th award - four new ones just this week!" Sams announced.

January, 2006
Michigan Photographers Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick Honored in Washington D.C.
Three of the Great Lakes state's most notable photographers will have their work displayed in the rotunda of The Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

July, 2005
"Lost in the Woods" wins Independent Publisher Award for Best Children's Picture Book
Lost in the Woods, by best-selling authors Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, is the 2005 winner of the Independent Publisher Award (IPPY Award) for best Children's Picture Book.

April, 2005
“Thousands of fawns are lost each year
when people take them from the woods thinking they’re lost or abandoned,” Sams explained. “Actually, since they are born scentless, the camouflaging spots and being alone are what keep them safe.”

April, 2005
Lost in the Woods, by best-selling authors Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, is a finalist for the 2005 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in the category of children’s picture books.

March, 2005
Sams and Stoick donate books to every public elementary school in Michigan to celebrate ‘March is Reading Month’

Elementary school libraries in Michigan from Ironwood to Monroe – 3,072 in all – will get copies of Lost in the Woods, the New York Times best-selling children’s book by Michigan authors Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick. The couple is partnering with Senator Jason Allen (Traverse City) to provide copies of their book to public elementary schools throughout the state in celebration of ‘March is Reading Month’. Senator Patty Birkholz and Representative Rick Jones are also participating.


Jean and Carl celebrating
"March is Reading Month"
in March 2005


May 26, 2005
Lost in the Woods, by best-selling authors Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, is the 2005 winner of the Independent Publisher Award (IPPY Award) for best Children’s Picture Book.

May 14, 2005
Best-selling authors, Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick put their bustling book business on hold this week to hand-print 400 t-shirts. They will donate the shirts to help protect pristine streams and groundwater in the unspoiled Yellow Dog plains from proposed sulfide mining that could permanently desecrate the environment and harm area wildlife.

January/February 2005
Outdoor Photographer Magazine

Self-Publishing Success Story
A husband-and-wife team takes their photography to the best-seller’s list
By Ibarionex R. Perello

Professional wildlife photographers Carl Sams and Jean Stoick were in their home studio editing images for their coffee-table book on white-tailed deer. Of the thousands of photographs this husband-and-wife team had accumulated over a decade of shooting together, they could select only 140 for the book. One image that wasn’t making the cut suddenly sparked an idea.

January, 2004
Millionth Copy Printed!
Wildlife photographers Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, authors of the New York Times’ best-selling children’s book, Stranger in the Woods, printed their 1 millionth copy Friday, October 31, 2003. Seldom have self-published authors experienced the sort success this book has enjoyed.

December, 2004
Best-selling Midwest Authors’ New Children’s Book Finalist for 2004 Great Lakes Book of the Year

As quietly as a newborn fawn enters the world, Lost in the Woods moved to the top of the Midwest's best-seller’s list within two weeks of its release.

 
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