John Audubon: Young Naturalist (Young Patriots series)

by Miriam E. Mason

Other authorsCathy Morrison (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2006



Local notes

921 AUD





Patria Press, Inc (2006), 115 pages. $9.95.


As a young boy first in Haiti and then in France, James Audubon delights in the wonders of nature but on arriving in the United States, he decides to become an artist and draw every bird in North America.


Original language


Physical description

115 p.; 5.5 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member HollyinNNV
As a general rule, I find biographies boring. I also find most juvenile literature boring. However, I have been pleasantly surprised by Young Audubon! I have been reading this book aloud to my son. I find the book well-written, engaging and sweet. My 8 yo ds, who generally finds heroes among comic
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figures such as Batman, Spiderman and Ironman, also is happy to listen to the book. In fact, (I homeschool) ds always saved science for the last subject because he did not like it. Slowly, science has been climbing in the school rankings as we've begun reading closer and closer to the morning hours. To conclude, my son and I highly recommend the book.
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LibraryThing member ditani
This book is a biography of John Audubon, a young naturalist. He lived in Haiti till one day, his father, Captain Audubon, said he was going to France. His new nanny, Maman Anne, was very nice. He enjoyed France and liked to go outside and explore. He was very fond of birds. HI father noticed his
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skill at drawing birds and sent him to the United States in the hope of finding more interesting birds. This book described John Audubon's quest at drawing all of the birds in the USA.

I liked this book because I learned who John Audubon was. From this book I learned that you should always make a goal and do your best to achieve it. John Audubon achieved his goal of drawing the birds of North America. I learned many interesting things in this book like he was the first one to use "bird banding." This is how he knows if the birds return to the same nesting place. I like nature so I enjoyed reading this biography. I recommend this book to students who like nature and birds.
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