Synopses & Reviews
As an adult, John Audubon was the best known wildlife artist of the 19th century, and his book, Birds of America,
is the standard against which all subsequent bird art has been measured. In this story about the artist's childhood in the West Indies and France, John's love of drawing sends him into the fields and woods near his country house in pursuit of winged models. Games and adventures also beckon: John confronts a ghost in the old water mill tower, presents his friend Cecile with a surprise birthday gift (that goes horribly wrong!), and sails off to seek his fortune in America. Special features include a summary of John's adult accomplishments, fun facts detailing little-known information about him, and a time line of his life.
About the Author
Miriam E. Mason was a teacher and editor who wrote more than 50 books for young readers and served as a consultant for textbooks for elementary school students. She was an Indiana Author of the Year. Cathy Morrison is the illustrator of Ignacio's Chair and the Young Patriots series. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Picturebookartists.org. She lives in Denver, Colorado.