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Author : Jacqueline Davies
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2004
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780618243433
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John James Audubon's passion for the outdoors in general and for birds specifically inspires an account of Audubon's early observations of birds nesting near his Pennsylvania boyhood home.


Author : Jacqueline Davies
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2004-09-27
Page : 32
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780547349558
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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.


Author : Jacqueline Davies
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Page :
Category : Animal painters
ISBN 13 : 9781415560860
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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?


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Release : 1959
Page : 44
Category : Birds
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Robert Burleigh
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-09-02
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 148142839X
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As a young man, John James Audubon, the renowned American woodsman and artist, had to make a choice between following his father's dreams for him and discovering his own special destiny. In this beautifully conceived book, Robert Burleigh imagines a conversation in which Audubon tells his father why he has chosen to forgo the ordinary life of a shop-keeper and instead live out in nature to develop his art and his relationship with the world. Illustrated not only with sumptuous images by Wendell Minor, but with actual drawings by Audubon himself, this book will appeal to his fans of all ages.


Author : Jerzy Kosinski
Publisher : Bantam Books
Release : 1983-03
Page : 251
Category : Abandoned children
ISBN 13 : 9780553236316
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Trieste en wrede, maar ontroerende geschiedenis van een voortdurend opgejaagde jongen in het door de nazi's bezette, hongerende Oost-Europa.


Author : Joan MacPhail Knight
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2013-01-04
Page : 52
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1452125708
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It's 1894. Charlotte and her American family have been living in France for two years where her father has learned the new way of painting called Impressionism. Now her father's paintings are going to be featured in a show in New York and the whole family is going along. New York is a hustling, bustling city like no other in the world, and Charlotte records it all in her colorful journal. Illustrated with striking museum reproductions, beautiful watercolor paintings, and collages, the book also includes biographical sketches of the featured painters. Charlotte's exciting journey to the city that never sleeps will make any reader shout, "I love New York!"


Author : Matilda Woods
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-05-15
Page : 208
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0525515224
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Friendship and magical realism sparkle on the page in this heartwarming, delightfully eccentric illustrated middle-grade gem from an extraordinary new literary voice. Perfect for fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Penderwicks. Alberto lives alone in the town of Allora, where fish fly out of the sea and the houses shine like jewels. He is a coffin maker and widower, spending his quiet days creating the final resting places of Allora's people. Then one afternoon a magical bird flutters into his garden, and Alberto, lonely inside, welcomes it into his home. And when a kindhearted boy named Tito follows the bird into Alberto's kitchen, a door in the old man's heart cracks open. Tito is lonely too--but he's also scared and searching for a place to hide. Fleeing from danger, he just wants to feel safe for once in his life. Can the boy and the old man learn the power of friendship and escape the shadows of their pasts? With a tender bond that calls to mind The Girl Who Drank the Moon, charming characters reminiscent of The Penderwicks, and the whimsy of A Snicker of Magic, this is a novel to curl up with, an extraordinary work of magical realism that makes the world feel like a warmer and happier place. Complete with dazzling interior illustrations, a gem from start to finish. Praise for The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker: "A beautifully written debut about recovering from grief and finding hope through an unlikely friendship. The writing itself is a gorgeous lyrical prose laced with magical realism, like a Gabriel García Márquez story for young readers." --BookTrust ★ "Woods has penned a gentle fable, one rich in hope that promotes the strength of kindness. Her magical realism nods to the like of Isabel Allende and Gabriel García Márquez, perfectly tailoring the genre for a middle-grade audience. Anuska Allepuz's whimsical illustrations add to the magical feel. Sweet, earnest and not to be missed." --Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW ★ "Elegantly told from start to finish and enhanced by Allepuz's evocative images and decorations, debut author Woods has created a fairy tale that will linger with readers." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW ★ "This uplifting book will enthrallreaders, enveloping them in its gentle charm." --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW "Awash in magical realism, this is a gentle tale of two hearts, broken by a sometimes harsh world, who find solace, comfort, healing and safety in a new family. . . . A warm-hearted, beautifully told tale." --School Library Connection "A lyrical and melancholy tale [filled with] atmospheric writing." --School Library Journal "A quietly triumphant tale." --Kirkus Reviews "A gently compelling hybrid of intrigue and enchantment . . . filled with the redeeming magic of love and life." --VOYA


Author : Jane Yolen
Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Publisher : Astra Publishing House
Release : 2020-11-03
Page : 28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1635925061
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This lyrical bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and to sleepy children, safe in their beds. As a mother describes how different species of birds nest, secure and cozy with their mama birds, she tucks her own child into bed with the soothing refrain -- "you nest here with me" -- easing her little one and readers alike to slumber. Accompanied by beautiful artwork by award-winning illustrator Melissa Sweet, mother and daughter Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple have combined their poetry writing and love of birding in this board book that is sure to become a bedtime classic.


Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release :
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ISBN 13 : 1613100108
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Author : Joyce Sidman
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2018-02-20
Page : 160
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1328830284
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Robert F. Sibert Medal winner Bugs, of all kinds, were considered to be “born of mud” and to be “beasts of the devil.” Why would anyone, let alone a girl, want to study and observe them? One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the metamorphosis of the butterfly. In this visual nonfiction biography, richly illustrated throughout with full-color original paintings by Merian herself, the Newbery Honor–winning author Joyce Sidman paints her own picture of one of the first female entomologists and a woman who flouted convention in the pursuit of knowledge and her passion for insects. Booklist Editor’s Choice Chicago Public Library Best of 2018 Kirkus Best book of 2018 2018 Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book Junior Library Guild Selection New York Public Library Top 10 Best Books of 2018


Author : John James Audubon
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 1974-01-01
Page : 48
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780486230498
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Including the red-winged blackbird, painted bunting, wood duck, great blue heron, ruby-throated hummingbird, purple finch, and blue jay, 46 different species of birds from all parts of the United States are included in this book. The pictures have been faithfully redrawn by Paul E. Kennedy from originals by John James Aububon (1785-1851), the most famous American painter-naturalist. For each species, the caption supplies the modern common and scientific names and the current range (by general region). No distinction is made between breeding range and winter range. Only the area of the United States, exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii, is considered. The birds shown are usually adult males when the caption does not give the information on age and sex. Audubon's original plates, numbered to correspond to the pages of the book, have been reproduced in color on the covers. If you follow them, you will not only have a great deal of coloring pleasure, but you will also learn how to identify many important birds.


Author : Neil Gaiman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-06
Page : 352
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0061972657
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Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.


Author : Jennifer Armstrong
Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
Release : 2003-03-01
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780810942387
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Briefly tells the story of this nineteenth-century painter and naturalist who is most famous for his detailed paintings of birds.


Author : John James Audubon
Publisher :
Release : 2013
Page : 448
Category : Artists
ISBN 13 : 9780565093396
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'Birds of America' is one of the best known natural history books ever produced and also one of the most valuable - a complete set sold at auction in December 2010 for 7.3 million, which is a world record.


Author : Peggy Thomas
Publisher : Calkins Creek Books
Release : 2011
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1590787641
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the American naturalist, whose love of birds led him to create the Peterson field guides and to become a world famous environmentalist and advocate for wildlife preservation.


Author : Maya Angelou
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-07-21
Page : 288
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 030747772X
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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.


Author : Ingrid Chabbert
Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
Release : 2016-09-06
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1771386215
Description :


What will a boy do for love? The day he starts school, a young boy falls in love for the very first time. He’s so in love, in fact, that Sylvia is all he can see. But Sylvia doesn’t see him. Sylvia has eyes only for birds. So in a bold gesture to get her attention, the boy goes to school dressed up as a bird. It isn’t easy, but he doesn’t care. When your heart takes flight, playing it safe is for the birds!


Author : Melissa Stewart
Publisher : Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Release : 2018-03-29
Page :
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1684446945
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Read Along or Enhanced eBook: Young naturalists meet sixteen birds in this elegant introduction to the many uses of feathers. A concise main text highlights how feathers are not just for flying. More curious readers are invited to explore informative sidebars, which underscore specific ways each bird uses its feathers for a variety of practical purposes. A scrapbook design showcases life-size feather illustrations.


Author : Margriet Ruurs
Publisher :
Release : 2018-11-13
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9781459819924
Description :


The story of a young boy who has a gift for seeing the natural world around him.