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Author Plain, Nancy.
Title This strange wilderness : the life and art of John James Audubon / Nancy Plain.
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Location Call No. Status
 Tighe School-Biography  B AUD    DUE 10-04-18 BILLED
Description xviii, 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 23 cm
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still image sti rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 105) and index.
Contents Introduction: Drawn from nature -- Beloved boy -- America, my country -- The American woodsman -- Down the Mississippi -- On the wing -- The birds of America -- Team Audubon -- This strange wilderness -- Audubon then and now -- Appendix: Looking for Audubon and his world.
Summary Birds were "the objects of my greatest delight," wrote John James Audubon (1785-1851), founder of modern ornithology and one of the world's greatest bird painters. His masterpiece, The Birds of America, depicts almost five hundred North American bird species, each life-size image rendered in vibrant color. Audubon was also an explorer, a woodsman, a hunter, an entertaining and prolific writer, and an energetic self-promoter. Through talent and dogged determination, he rose from backwoods obscurity to international fame. Nancy Plain brings together the amazing story of this American icon's career and the beautiful images that are his legacy. Before Audubon, no one had seen, drawn, or written so much about the animals of this largely uncharted young country. Aware that the wilderness and its wildlife were changing even as he watched, Audubon remained committed almost to the end of his life "to search out the things which have been hidden since the creation of this wondrous world." This Strange Wilderness details his art and writing, transporting the reader back to the frontiers of early nineteenth-century America.
Audience Ages 9 and up.
Awards Nominee, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2016
Subject Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 -- Juvenile literature.
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851. Birds of America -- Juvenile literature.
Ornithologists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Birds in art -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature.
Added Title Life and art of John James Audubon
ISBN 9780803248847 (paperback ; alk. paper)
0803248849 (paperback ; alk. paper)
9780606382830 (library binding)
0606382836 (library binding)
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