Audubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier

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Harry N. Abrams, Mar 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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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.

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User Review  - dareone32988 - LibraryThing

This book is a great example of how illustrations can enhance text. Comparing Armstrong's book to Robert Burleigh's Into the Wild: John James Audubon Lives His Dream, I found the illustrations in ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Jennifer Armstrong, a noted author of historical fiction, including "Black-Eyed Susan" & "The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan", lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Jos. A. Smith, illustrator of Hurry! by Jessie Haas, Ogres! Ogres! Ogres!: A Feasting Frenzy from A to Z by Nicholas Heller, and A Creepy Countdown by Charlotte Huck, lives in New York City.

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