April 26 Birthday: THE BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: A STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

John James Audubon, naturalist, painter
b. April 26, 1785
d. January 27, 1851

THE BOY WHO DREW BIRDS: A STORY OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (Houghton Mifflin, 2004)

by Jacqueline Davies
illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Overview

John James Audubon was a boy who loved the
out-of-doors more than the in. He was a boy who believed in studying
birds in nature, not just from books. And, in the fall of 1804, he was a
boy determined to learn if the small birds nesting near his
Pennsylvania home really would return the following spring.
This book reveals how the youthful Audubon pioneered a technique
essential to our understanding of birds. Capturing the early passion of
America’s greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers
listening intently for the call of birds large and small near their own
homes. 
Read more at the Audubon Society website. 
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