She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!

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Hyperion Book CH, Apr 1, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A fictionalized account of the activities of Harriet Hemenway and Minna Hall, founders of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, a late nineteenth-century Audubon Society that would endure and have impact on the bird-protection movement.

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User Review  - DLWilson1831 - LibraryThing

This book was the original creation of the The Massachusetts Audubon Society. Back then women would wear dead birds on their hats which they wore on their heads. The fashion was killing birds and was ... Read full review

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This book tells a fictionalized story of how the Audubon Society was formed. I thought it was okay. Read full review

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Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching. She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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