The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
Jacqueline Davies. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $16 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-618-24343-3
The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon by Jacqueline Davies, illus. by Melissa Sweet, tells of the naturalist's lifelong study of his feathered friends. Author and artist portray Audubon as a curious and dedicated young adult who meticulously studied birds, their sounds, characteristics and behavior. Sweet uses a combination of pencils, ink and watercolors overlaid on several different types and textures of paper, and often incorporates photographs of fossils, feathers and more. A handsome presentation of this influential man's life. .
Reviewed on: 09/27/2004