John Audubon: Young Naturalist (Young Patriot Series)

Summary:

Jean Jacques Audubon, son of a French Sea Captain, was born in Haiti in 1785. Beginning in early childhood, he was fascinated with birds and their habitat. He was determined to preserve the beauty and habitat of birds for posterity by painting life-size portraits of them.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This story offers a great example of how a young person can follow his dream; and with determination and dedication overcome obstacles to make his dream come true.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

This is the story of how Audubon developed his childhood interest in birds and nature into becoming a world renowned naturalist.

Type of Book:
This is a fictionalized version of John Audubon's life.
Educational Themes:

Audubon faced many obstacles and challenges on the road to reaching his goal. He was patient, determined, resilient, and focused and the result was success. In 1827, his book Birds of America was first published. It is still a major resource in American Ornethology and he continues to be respected as one of the great American Naturalists. Hard work and dedication does pay off.

Reading Level:
4.6
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 9
Age of child:
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Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! For a middle-schooler's bookshelf, a classroom or a school library. This book is one of twelve in the Young Patriots Series. The author knows her audience and she crafts stories that resonate with them.

Title John Audubon: Young Naturalist
About

Young Patriot Series

Author Miriam E. Mason
Publisher Patria Press, Inc © 2006
Illustrators Cathy Morrison
ISBN 1882859510
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Nature, Animal (Nonfiction), Historical Fiction
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