The Boy Who Drew Birds is a lovely little story about John James Audubon’s early life. John Audubon came from France to America as a eighteen year old. He was sent by his father to America to learn English, business, and escape being pressed into fighting Napoleon’s wars.
John Audubon was an outdoors man with an avid interest in birds. John began his scientific observations with sketchbook in hand. His keen observations of birds led him to ask some very interesting questions. John wanted to know just where do birds go in the winter? Do they return to the same nesting places? John decided to place loose piece of thread on a bird’s leg to help him find out the answers. This was the first time anyone had ever banded a bird.
Simply told and beautifully illustrated, this book will transport the young reader to America’s early days. Readers will follow young John’s footsteps as he wanders the Pennsylvania woods.