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The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon

by Jacqueline Davies

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"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." The book shows how he collected items from nature that he wondered about and kept a "museum" of the items in his room.
  HoughHouse | Jul 19, 2017 |
Bursting with extraordinary illustrations, The Boy Who Drew Birds is a fascinating tribute to the life of John James Audubon. Early on, John James Audubon developed a passion for studying birds with his father in France. After moving to America, his passion burgeoned with the questions, “Where do small birds go in the winter? Do the same birds come back to the same nests each spring?” An appealing attribute of this book is the testimony of an interest leading to a career, which is a great message for young readers. It’s intriguing to see how simply putting a band around a bird could lead to proving such a complex theory. This book could be great when learning about birds, migration, or pursuing passions. ( )
  paigenbrown | Oct 24, 2016 |
tells the story of John James Audubon
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  TUCC | Oct 24, 2016 |
The biography of a young John James Audobon as he learns about the small birds in Pennsylvania. He wants to learn where do small birds go in the winter (and disprove some of the 'scientific' theories that were common. The illustrations are beautiful. This would be a great biography for students to explore different careers. ( )
  Patty6508 | Jul 7, 2016 |
This biography of John James Audubon illuminates the strange and passionate life of the boy who drew birds. Audubon's life serves as an example to many young readers of a life took an alternate path. This book widen's the future of possibilities for young students who are surrounded by pressure and expectation to be successful by someone else's definition.
  kquisling | Jun 1, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618243437, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:58:57 -0400)

As a boy, John James Audubon loved to watch birds. In 1804, at the age of eighteen, he moved from his home in France to Pennsylvania. There he took a particular interest in peewee flycatchers. While observing these birds, John James became determined to answer a pair of two-thousand-year-old questions: Where do small birds go in the winter, and do they return to the same nest in the spring?… (more)

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