Publisher description for The flower hunter : William Bartram, America's first naturalist / Deborah Kogan Ray.


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Little botanist / first naturalist

Of John Bartram's nine children, it is William who best loves nature and wants to follow in his father's footsteps. William dreams of accompanying his father as he explores the wilderness of colonial America as botanist to the King of England in search of plant specimens. Using journals, maps, and her own vibrant paintings, Deborah Kogan Ray tells the captivating story of Billy's first trip to the Catskill Mountains and his further adventures as an adult, including a long, perilous journey into the remote wilderness.

A bibliography, biographical notes, and list of plant discoveries complete this remarkable book about America's first naturalist.

A Junior Library Guild Selection


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bartram, William, 1739-1823 Juvenile literature, Bartram, John, 1699-1777 Juvenile literature, Botanists United States Biography Juvenile literature, Naturalists United States Biography Juvenile literature, Bartram, William, 1739-1823, Bartram, John, 1699-1777, Botanists, Naturalists, Scientists