This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon


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University of Nebraska Press
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7.1 X 9.08 X 0.36 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author

Nancy Plain is the author of numerous children's books, including Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days (available in a Bison Books edition), winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction, the Nebraska Book Award for Youth Nonfiction and the Will Rogers Medallion Award.


"Plain chronicles Audubon's adventurous life in a succinct, absorbing narrative that is well researched, meticulously documented, and beautifully written. . . . This biography offers a vivid introduction to Audubon's life and work."--Carolyn Phelan, Booklist starred review-- (04/01/2015)
"Like Audubon's paintings, this volume 'glow[s] with life.' A superb introduction to the life and times of a great American artist and naturalist."--Kirkus starred review--Kirkus (01/15/2015)
"Nancy Plain provides readers of all ages a concise introduction to the naturalist's prophetic role in the establishment of the American conservation movement."--True West--True West
"Plain has chosen quirky and interesting snippets of Audubon's life, nicely illustrated with 44 color plates, for this readable and fascinating little book."--Star Tribune--Star Tribune (06/07/2015)
"Definitely a book children and adults will enjoy."--Roundup Magazine--Roundup Magazine
"This Strange Wilderness is like walking through a secret door into early nineteenth-century America. Nancy Plain's stellar prose and meticulous research, combined with the glorious paintings of John James Audubon, will delight readers of all ages."--Candace Simar, author of the Spur Award-winning Abercrombie Trail series
-- (09/16/2014)