The Story of John J. Audubon

By Joan Howard
Level 7

A French orphan named Fougère is fortunate enough to be welcomed into a loving home with a doting mother, sweet sister, and proud father during the French Revolution. Throughout his childhood he is drawn again and again to the study of birds. While confounding his father, who has other plans for him, his obsession with accurately drawing every bird he sees leads him on many adventures throughout his life. Eventually, Fougère changes his name to John J. Audubon, after whom an entire society devoted to the study of birds is named—The Audubon Society of America, which still exists today. The Story of John J. Audubon follows the life of Audubon, his steadfast wife, and his children as they transform the world of ornithology.

This is an extension book for grades 7-8 for The Good and The Beautiful Birds Science unit.

Region France and United States
Period late 1700s/early 1800s
Genre Biography, Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library Yes
  • In The Good and the Beautiful Library
  • Top Picks
  • 4.5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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