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For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

by Peggy Thomas

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This book takes us through the life of Roger Peterson also known as "Professor Nuts Peterson" and his developing passion for birds. He realized at a young age that he wanted to spend his life dedicated to learning about this species. The digital illustrations of the birds are just amazing. They look so life like and I really enjoyed the bright and vivid color scheme. I would use this book to talk with the kids about following their dreams no matter how big or small they may be. Everyone deserves to live their life doing something they are passionate about and this is the perfect book to represent that.
  britcrow | Aug 10, 2016 |
Handsomely desgined and illustrated, well-written introduction to the life and important work of the celebrated ornithologist and conservationist. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
This story is about Roger Tory Peterson, who was a photographer and painter of birds. Roger kept very detailed notes about all the birds he in countered. This story shows that something that might be a hobby for someone else it can be a profession. ( )
  achatela | Feb 13, 2013 |
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"To some, he was "Professor Nuts Peterson," but to the world he was Roger Tory Peterson. For the birds: the life of Roger Tory Peterson tracks this American artist, activist, and passionate bird lover from his days as a child, to art student, to creator of the Peterson Field Guides, to global environmentalist. Peterson's guides were revolutionary--simply written and drawn for everyone to enjoy the birds, animals, and plants of the outdoors. Millions of copies have sold to date. Author Peggy Thomas and artist Laura Jacques worked closely with the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, to create the first children's book about this great naturalist."--book jacket.… (more)

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