Audubon : painter of birds in the wild frontier

by Armstrong, Jennifer, 1961-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 7 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Biographies qj QL31.A9 A69 2003
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92A AUDUBON Arm
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Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B AUDUBON
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Biography J B AUDUBON 2003
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This picture-book biography tells the story of the 19th-century artist and explorer John James Audubon. Most people know that he painted The Birds of America but many don't know what an exciting life he led: narrowly escaping an earthquake, meeting with native peoples and witnessing flocks of passenger pigeons that literally darkened the noon-day sky. Armed with paintbrushes and canvas, Audubon searched the wild for birds and animals, and he captured many of them on paper.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2^-4. This large-format book introduces nineteenth-century-painter John James Audubon by weaving together several incidents from his life on the American frontier. One involves an earthquake, another records a meeting with Daniel Boone, while the others chronicle amazing experiences as he observed flocks of passenger pigeons, swallows, and trumpeter swans. As these stories unfold, readers learn about Audubon's love of roaming the wilderness and painting birds. The narrative, which ends somewhat abruptly, is followed by an author's note and an artist's note that include information about Audubon's life and accomplishments as well as some background on the incidents in the book. The watercolor paintings take full advantage of the large, double-page spreads; their varied layouts create scenes that are pleasing in composition and color and often dramatic in content. Many picture-book biographies read like simplified encyclopedia entries. Taking a different approach and writing vividly, Armstrong creates a more memorable portrait of Audubon for young readers. A good read-aloud for units on the American frontier and a vivid introduction to the man. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Audubon, John James, -- 1785-1851 -- Juvenile literature.
Audubon, John James, -- 1785-1851.
Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Animal painters -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Abrams,2003
Contributors Smith, Joseph A. (Joseph Anthony), 1936-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0810942380 :
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