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43439: The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
By Jacueline Davies / Houghton-mifflin

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. Recommended for ages 5 to 8.

51226: National Audubon Society Sibley Guide to Birds: Field Identification National Audubon Society Sibley Guide to Birds: Field Identification
By David Allen Sibley / Random House, Inc

David Allen Sibley, America's most gifted contemporary painter of birds, is the author and illustrator of this comprehensive guide. His beautifully detailed illustrations--more than 6,600 in all--and descriptions of 810 species and 350 regional populations will enrich every birder's experience. Softcover.

01168X: Writings and Drawings, Vol. 113 Writings and Drawings, Vol. 113
By John James Audubon / Penguin Putnam Inc.

The breathtaking art of John James Audubon's Birds of America has been celebrated throughout tthe world since it first appeared over 150 years ago. Less well known is Audubon's literary legacy: the magnificent volumes of natural history he published during his lifetime, as well as the remarkable journals, memoirs, and letters left behind at his death. In this volume, Audubon the great nature writer takes his rightful place alongside Audubon the artist. Here is the most comprehensive selection of Audubon's writings ever published, along with a spectacular portfolio of his drawings.
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Picture Credits

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Audubon's Birds of America
Japanese print which tells a story about Audubon
Waimea Valley Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii
Bust of Audubon at the American Museum of Natural History
Plaque honoring Audubon
A statue of Audubon drawing
Statue at the Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana
John James Audubon grave, Manhattan, New York