Publisher description for The boy who drew birds : a story of John James Audubon / Jacqueline Davies ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

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Counter 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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 Juvenile literature, Ornithologists United States Biography Juvenile literature, Animal painters United States Biography Juvenile literature