Into the Woods

John James Audubon Lives His Dream

Illustrated by Wendell Minor
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About The Book

As a young man, John James Audubon, the renowned American woodsman and artist, had to make a choice between following his father's dreams for him and discovering his own special destiny.

In this beautifully conceived book, Robert Burleigh imagines a conversation in which Audubon tells his father why he has chosen to forgo the ordinary life of a shop-keeper and instead live out in nature to develop his art and his relationship with the world. Illustrated not only with sumptuous images by Wendell Minor, but with actual drawings by Audubon himself, this book will appeal to his fans of all ages.

About The Author
Photo Credit: Mark Burleigh

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, illustrated by Barry Blitt; Night Flight, illustrated by Wendell Minor; Black Whiteness, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop; and Sylvia’s Bookshop, illustrated by Katy Wu. His many other books include HoopsStealing Home; and Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! He lives in Michigan.

About The Illustrator
Photograph ©: Bob Shaw

Wendell Minor has illustrated dozens of picture books, and his work has won countless awards and is in permanent collections of such institutions as the Museum of American Illustration and the Library of Congress. His cover illustrations have graced some of the most significant novels of our time by authors such as Toni Morrison, David McCullough, and James Michener. He lives in Washington, Connecticut. Visit him online at MinorArt.com.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442453371
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9
  • Lexile ® 790L ? The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors
  • CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book
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