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The Sky Painter

(2015)
A collection of poems by

 
Louis loves to watch birds. He takes care of injured birds and studies how they look and how they move. His father wants him to become an engineer, but Louis dreams of being a bird artist. To achieve this dream, he must practice, practice, practice. He learns from the art of John James Audubon. But as Louis grows up, he begins to draw and paint living, flying birds in their natural habitats.

Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874 - 1927) is now known as the father of modern bird art. He traveled with many scientific expeditions all over the world. His best-known works - paintings for habitat exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History in New York - are still beloved by visitors today. His art helped to encourage wildlife conservation, inspiring people to celebrate and protect the world of wings.

Poems by Newbery Honor - winning author Margarita Engle and illustrations by Aliona Bereghici capture the life of Louis Fuertes and the deep sense of wonder that he felt when he painted the sky.

    

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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 1-4778-2633-5 / 978-1-4778-2633-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Two Lions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist
Author(s): Margarita Engle
ISBN: 1-5039-4939-7 / 978-1-5039-4939-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Two Lions
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist
Author(s): Margarita Engle
Publisher: Two Lions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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