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John James Audubon, Wildlife Artist
Peter Anderson
0531157628
Mar 1996
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Card catalog description
A biography of the nineteenth-century ornithologist, naturalist, and artist famous for his accurate paintings of birds and animals.


Under a Wild Sky
William Souder
0865477264
July 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Renowned for his knowledge of the American wilderness, John James Audubon (1785–1851) was equally adept at the quintessential American activity of self-invention. Arriving in New York City in 1803, the 18-year-old native of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) and illegitimate son of a French sea captain passed himself off as the Louisiana-born scion of a French admiral and claimed to have studied painting with the European master Jacques-Louis David. Audubon (even the name was false) came to the United States to manage a small estate his father co-owned near Philadelphia. Unsuccessful, he eventually tried his hand as a shopkeeper and a mill owner, but failed there, too. His passion for hunting—and for making life-size, realistically posed paintings of the animals he shot—led to the creation of his magnum...


The Boy Who Drew Birds
Jacqueline Davies
0618243437
Sept 2004
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4–This readable account focuses on a short period in the famous naturalist's youth. Audubon, who was born and raised in France, was sent to America at age 18 to avoid service in Napoleon's army. Living in his father's farmhouse in Pennsylvania, he roamed the countryside and observed nature. His interest in birds and their migration habits led him to watch a family of pewee flycatchers (Eastern Phoebes) that nested in a limestone cave nearby. In order to determine whether the same creatures returned each year, he banded the young birds with silver thread before they flew south in autumn, providing a means of identification when they returned in spring. Davies relates how the self-taught painter and ornithologist combined his artistic talent and keen skills of observation to produce detailed,...


2006 Sibley: The Birder's Year Wall Calendar
Sellers, Ronnie Productions, Incorporated
1416210563
May 2005
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Book Description
Hailed as a modern-day John James Audubon, David Allen Sibley has quickly become one of North America's most famous bird illustrators. Each month features reproductions of his finely detailed species portraits along with a range map and text pointing out key identification marks, behavior, and habitat information.


Into the Woods
Robert Burleigh
0689830408
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Having previously written about Thoreau, Lindbergh and Babe Ruth, Burleigh continues his series of biographies of famous men in this poetic picture book about John James Audubon (1785-1851), sumptuously illustrated by Minor. The volume begins with advice to Audubon from his father: " `Be a store owner,' his father said./ But John went to the woods instead." As an author's note explains, what follows is Burleigh's imagined response, penned by Audubon in a letter to his father, in an ornate 19th-century style with rhymed couplets: "O father, dear Father, to me it seems/ No one can fail who holds to his dreams." The flow of the narrative parallels quotations from the naturalist's journals, just as Audubon's own paintings sometimes appear as spot art to mirror Minor's illustrations. Author and artist present Audubon...


John James Audubon
John Burroughs
1419127802
July 2004
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Book Description
"Had a man the size of a mountain spoken to me in that arrogant style in America, I should have indignantly resented it; but where I then was it seemed best to swallow and digest it as well as I could. So in reply to the offensive arrogance of the banker, I said I should be honoured by his subscription to the "Birds of America." 'Sir,' he said, 'I never sign my name to any subscription list, but you may send in your work and I will pay for a copy of it. Gentlemen, I am busy. I wish you good morning.' We were busy men, too, and so bowing respectfully, we retired, pretty well satisfied with the small slice of his opulence which our labour was likely to obtain.

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Had a man the size of a mountain spoken to me in that arrogant style in America, I should have...


Big as Life: Three Tales for Spring
Maureen Howard
0641532881

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Audubon's Birds of America (Tiny Folio)
Roger Tory Peterson
0789208148
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In the review of the original volume, LJ 's reviewer called this "the finest edition since the original double-elephant folio" and recommended its purchase by "all but the smallest libraries" ( LJ 1/1/82). Since then, no other edition has appeared to alter those judgments. The revisions in this new version are minor: the text has been somewhat rewritten, mainly to reflect recent changes in bird names and classification, and some of the double-page plates of the original have been reduced to one page. At the price, libraries owning the original do not need to acquire this book, but libraries that missed the first edition will wish to consider this one--if budgets permit.- Paul B. Cors, Univ. of Wyoming Lib., LaramieCopyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover ...


John James Audubon
Richard Rhodes
0375414126
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Born in 1785 in Saint Domingue (now Haiti), the bastard son of a French naval officer and a chambermaid, Audubon was taken to France by his father and then sent to America in 1803 to escape conscription into Napoleon's army. He began drawing birds as a child, and in America this passion grew into an obsession. His business ventures failed, and he was often short of money, but for him, birds overshadowed everything except his devotion to his wife, Lucy, who encouraged him in all his endeavors and supported the family when he went on quests for new birds to paint. Traveling into the American wilderness, Audubon, completely at home on the frontier, observed birds endlessly, and in 1826 set off for Europe to spend years promoting his multi-volume Birds of America. His life makes an engaging story, and Pulitzer Prize...


John James Audubon
Annette Blaugrund
0810958074
October 1999
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John James Audubon
Richard Rhodes
037571393X
Apr 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
Born in 1785 in Saint Domingue (now Haiti), the bastard son of a French naval officer and a chambermaid, Audubon was taken to France by his father and then sent to America in 1803 to escape conscription into Napoleon's army. He began drawing birds as a child, and in America this passion grew into an obsession. His business ventures failed, and he was often short of money, but for him, birds overshadowed everything except his devotion to his wife, Lucy, who encouraged him in all his endeavors and supported the family when he went on quests for new birds to paint. Traveling into the American wilderness, Audubon, completely at home on the frontier, observed birds endlessly, and in 1826 set off for Europe to spend years promoting his multi-volume Birds of America. His life makes an engaging story, and Pulitzer Prize...


Commonwealth of Wings: An Ornithological Biography Based on the Life of John James Audubon
Pamela. Alexander
0819511935
January 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
Drawing on biographies, journals and letters, Alexander ( Navigable Waterways ) has fashioned a moving poetic account of the early 19th-century naturalist and artist. She takes us through Audubon's life, from the loss of his natural mother in Haiti, to his childhood in France amid the tumult of the Revolution, his unsuccessful business ventures in this country, his commitment to painting "all the Birds of America, / in the size of nature," and his journey to Europe in search of patrons and publishers. The poems are in Audubon's voice, and Alexander does a remarkable job of maintaining a consistent tone, but one that evolves naturally with the age of her subject. Alexander's language has an uncomplicated, lyrical quality that evokes the naturalist's love of nature's organic simplicity. Away from his wife for years...


Audubon S Birds in Color for Decoupage
Eleanor Hasbrouck Rawlings
0486234924
June 1977
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Book Description
24 sheets, 37 most decorative birds, full color, on one side of paper. Instructions, including work under glass.


Audubon's Birds of America Postcards
John James Audubon
0486254577
Aug 1987
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Book Description
Delight birders or any nature lover with these superb reproductions of Audubon’s ornithological masterpieces: snowy egret, mallard, curlew, scarlet ibis, American flamingo, wild turkey, 18 more. "amazingly sharp. . . . Audubon wanted his work brought to the average man—Dover is doing it."—Birder’s World.


Audubon Bird Stickers in Full Color
John James Audubon
0486264793
Oct 1990

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Book Description
Adapted and Arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton. Splendid portraits depicted just as the famous naturalist painted them: the American goldfinch, Brewer’s blackbird, American white pelican, Carolina parakeet, burrowing owl, mangrove cuckoo, scarlet ibis, horned lark, yellow-billed magpie, 44 others. All identified.

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