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Audubon (Step into Reading: Step 3) ebook

by Jennifer Armstrong

Describes the life and work of the artist who traveled west and painted the different birds that he saw, in an effort to show the world how beautiful the American frontier was.
Not only is this by far the best book about Audubon I've come across for kids, but also one of the best books of its genre--illustrated histories and biographies for kids. The artwork is high-quality and beautiful, just what one would hope for in a book about on artist. Many books about artists fail in that regard, but not this one; this one delivers. And the text is both easily understood and accessible AND very interesting material, even for adults. Not only do we learn about Audubon (indeed we feel as if we've met him by book's end), but we also learn about what Kentucky was like in the days when it was still a frontier area, including natural wonders which Audubon was there to see--the Great New Madrid Earthquake of 1812-1813 and the incredible appearances of the immense flocks of passenger pigeons which darkened the skies in those years (creatures which lived in Kentucky then but which are now extinct). We meet Native Americans, with whom Audubon had a good relationship, and we are even treated to a cameo appearance by Daniel Boone in his elder years. An excellent book, "Audubon, Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier" belongs in the same category with "Boss of the Plains: the Hat That Won the West" and with the classic D'Aulaire histories and biographies.
This is a wonderful book for introducing young children to Audubon. It is filled with a collection of different stories of Audubons adventures. This book keeps the attention very well of young children. I always know if the book is a "hit" in our house because my children will act out in their free time what we read about. Not only has my six year old acted out the book, but he's also started carring around paper and pencils to draw birds like John Audubon. It is a great living book.
Book arrived in great condition it’s just what I was looking for
This book was perfect for my children, ages 7 and 11, to learn about Audubon. It contains very interesting highlights from his explorations and has gorgeous illustrations. In the back there is more biographical information as well as an example of his work. We checked out an adult biography from the library to go with it so they could get a better sampling of his art.
Large, 9x 12 inch fully illustrated story of John James Audubon's life for the young reader. Many authors notes.
Audubon (Step into Reading: Step 3) ebook
Jennifer Armstrong
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Random House Childrens Books (April 1, 1998)
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