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An American Safari: Adventures on the North American Prairie
     

An American Safari: Adventures on the North American Prairie

by Jim Brandenburg, JoAnn Bren Guernsey (Editor)
 

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Over the years the beauty and power of Brandenburg's prairie images have been appreciated by millions. Now, in An American Safari, he offers the story of how the prairie has influenced his life, including several dramatic wildlife encounters, along with his rallying cry to save an endangered ecological treasure.

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Over the years the beauty and power of Brandenburg's prairie images have been appreciated by millions. Now, in An American Safari, he offers the story of how the prairie has influenced his life, including several dramatic wildlife encounters, along with his rallying cry to save an endangered ecological treasure.

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“The beauiful book melds human and natural history wih a personal career story. . . . Exquisite photographs of the animals and the terrain, along wih some astonishing figures, tell a dramatic story.” —Horn Book (starred review)

“Excellent, full-color photographs appear on nearly every page, illustrating the text clearly and sometimes stealing the show.” —Booklist (boxed review)

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Natural history and personal history merge in this tribute to the dwindling midwestern prairies; illustrated with color photographs. Ages 8-up. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5This personal photo-essay highlights the joy of being a wildlife photographer and the importance, if not critical need, to save the North American prairie and its inhabitants. The book features moving, lively writing with a strong pro-Nature Conservancy message. The excellent photography is clear, colorful, interesting, aesthetic, and informative. Useful material about prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets, bison, and a little on badgers and coyotes is included in Brandenburg's anecdotal story about his career and deep concern for the American prairie. His adventure with a rattlesnake he is photographing is riveting material for a booktalk. Other more evenhanded titles on this subject for this age level are Ron Hirschi's Save Our Prairies and Grasslands (Delacorte, 1994), Lynn M. Stone's Prairies (Rourke, 1989), and Frank Staub's America's Prairies (Carolrhoda, 1993). Those titles are more for reports; this one is more inspirational. David Bouchard's If You're Not from the Prairie... (Atheneum, 1995) is a new narrative with paintings that could be used as a companion piece in a program.Susannah Price, Boise Public Library, ID

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802775023
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
Illustrated
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.96(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
1140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Minnesota photographer, Jim Brandenburg, began his career as a natural history photographer and filmmaker while majoring in studio art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He went on to become Picture Editor at the Worthington Daily Globe in southern Minnesota. While at the Daily Globe, Brandenburg began freelancing for National Geographic.

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