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Riassunto: An illustrated biography presents the life of John James Audubon, from his boyhood in France to his travels throughout America painting birds and other wildlife.
From Kirkus Reviews: In the ``Gateway Green'' series of easy biographies, a clear but uninspired outline. Beginning with an attention-grabbing paragraph on the unusual contents of the young Audubon's pockets (eggs, frogs, nests) and his admiring stepmother's indulgence, Kendall falls into a choppy, awkward narrative; and though she includes incidents of interest to young readers, especially from the painter-naturalist's youth, she never develops much sense of his personality--not even the remarkable persistence, in the face of a growing family and continual economic disasters, that underlay his achievements. There are archival illustrations or color reproductions on almost every spread; captions indicate subjects but lack sufficient identification (is that Audubon's painting of phoebes? are these self-portraits?) and dates (does the painting--engraving?--of mountain lions belong to the period of The Vivaparous [sic] Quadrupeds of North America, or 30 years earlier, where it appears in the book?). Also, a definition of ``vivaparous [again sic] quadrupeds'' as ``four-legged animals that do not lay eggs'' seems unduly coy. Quibbles, perhaps; still, sloppiness is often symptomatic. Serviceable, then, but Kastner's somewhat more advanced and far more intelligent and informative John James Audubon (1992) is a better choice. (Biography. 8-11) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: John James Audubon (Gateway Greens)
Casa editrice: Millbrook Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97815629429773.0
Descrizione libro Lerner Publishing Group. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice libro della libreria G1562942972I3N10
Descrizione libro Millbrook Press. Library Binding. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2723967475