The Boy Who Drew Birds

The Boy Who Drew Birds

A Story of John James Audubon

eBook - 2004
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As a boy, John James Audubon loved to watch birds. In 1804, at the age of eighteen, he moved from his home in France to Pennsylvania. There he took a particular interest in peewee flycatchers. While observing these birds, John James became determined to answer a pair of two-thousand-year-old questions: Where do small birds go in the winter, and do they return to the same nest in the spring?
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004
ISBN: 9780547349558
0547349556
Characteristics: 1 online resource : col. ill., col. map
Additional Contributors: Sweet, Melissa 1956-- Illustrator

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skyekilaen
May 11, 2016

It’s tough to write an engaging biography in children’s picture book form. Davis nails it, and Sweet’s gorgeous drawings, paintings, and collages are a treat. They succeed by limiting the book to a particular part of Audubon’s life, and using details of his upbringing and his personality to make him come alive. Great book about observation and learning, the natural world, and a pleasure to read.

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crstcampbell
Jul 18, 2014

This book was informative for me and the illustrations were wonderful. My almost 4 year old liked it too, although it's geared to slightly older children.

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Lucchesa
Feb 01, 2011

I asked my 7-year-old son what to rate this, & he said, "Top." It's a beautifully illustrated book about the young Audubon, not only his artmaking but also the experiments he did to learn more about bird migration.

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