Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children's books including Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White, winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus award, Balloons Over Broadway, a Sibert winner, and The Right Word and A River of Words, both Caldecott Honors. Reviewers have described her unique mixed-media illustrations as "exuberant," "outstanding," and "a creative delight." Melissa lives on the beautiful coast of Maine. In addition to writing and painting, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. For more information about the author and her work, visit her online at melissasweet.net. Jacqueline Davies is the talented writer of several novels and picture books, including The Lemonade War series and The Boy Who Drew Birds. Ms. Davies lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her family. www.jacquelinedavies.net
This winsomely imagined account of an episode when Audubon was 18
years old joins the flocks of commemorative works. Sweet's
Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Davies related her story with immediacy, evoking Audobon's keen
curiosity and the lure of the outdoors as she describes his gradual
discovery of some important facts about bird migrations.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books This handsome book makes a beguiling introduction to the painter.
Booklist, ALA Sweet's relaxed watercolor style and skillful incorporation of collage, plus a lively narration that illuminates Audobon's passion for observation and sets his pivotal insight into context, make this appealing vignette a fine introduction to his work.