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 For the birds : the life of Roger Tory Peterson
 Author: Thomas, Peggy

 Publisher:  Calkins Creek (2011)

 Dewey: 598.072
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 40 p., col. ill., 26 x 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 879301 ISBN: 9781590787649
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Peterson, Roger Tory, -- 1908-1996
 Bird watching
 Painters

Price: $20.86

Summary:
A bird-crazy kid with an artist's eye grows up and introduces the world to the joys of bird watching.

 Illustrator: Jacques, Laura
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 6.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 147746
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 7.60
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 56449

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 4 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (11/15/11)
   School Library Journal (02/01/12)
   Booklist (02/15/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2012 Gr 3–5—Lifetime bird enthusiast and eventual author of numerous field guides, Peterson makes an impressive subject in this picture-book biography. Thomas starts with her subject's youth (he loved the outdoors and preferred the company of animals to other children) and follows chronologically to his death at 87 in 1996. The text is clear and lively. As a boy he went to his town's city hall to explain that he could not possibly be home by the 8:45 curfew because he was studying moths. The chief of police signed a permit allowing him to be out until 11. Full-page, gorgeous, and uncaptioned illustrations draw readers' eyes away from the text. One painting shows young Peterson about to poke a seemingly clueless bird. Turn the page, and the yellow winged flicker bursts across the spread, flying off to safety. One scene shows him in Brooklyn, NY, observing a raptor carrying a hapless, tiny rodent in its talon. Small, black on white silhouettes adapted from Peterson's guides are also shown. Further biographical information, touching on such things as his three marriages, is appended, along with a note on The Peterson Effect, which helped people better appreciate the plight of birds and other animals. Thomas's prose and Jacques's art work in tandem to rescue Peterson from obscurity for this age range.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 02/15/2012 This picture-book biography introduces Roger Tory Peterson, a noted American painter and naturalist, as a geeky but determined 11-year-old who loved to draw and preferred observing birds outdoors to sitting in classrooms. After high school, he couldn’t afford to study ornithology in college. Instead, he painted furniture, studied art for a while, and began teaching. Meanwhile, he worked hard identifying birds, painting them realistically, and writing his practical book A Field Guide to the Birds, which has inspired generations of birders. Weaving many avian metaphors into the text, Thomas creates an interesting and informative portrait of Peterson. Illustrations include small, precise ink drawings as well as large, colorful pictures in a soft-edged realistic style that has a digital look. While the latter illustrations vary in their effectiveness, some are excellent, particularly the close-ups of birds in flight and the closing view of Peterson working in his studio. Lists of books, articles, and websites are appended. A very accessible introduction to Peterson and his work. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.

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