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Backyard Birds

An Introduction

by Robert Bateman & Ian Coutts

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Description

Robert Bateman's unique talents as an artist, naturalist and storyteller make him the ideal guide to the world of birding. His marvelous paintings and accessible text introduce children to the wonder of familiar birds. Beautifully crafted sections include special features on identifying, feeding and finding backyard birds. Key facts about the different species are conveyed in fieldguide style through special sketchbook sidebars. Backyard Birds is the perfect introduction and a wonderful book for fledgling birders, and for any fans of Robert Bateman's art.

About the Authors
Robert Bateman, a naturalist and painter, was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1930. Fascinated by the natural world as a child, inspired by the Group of Seven and encouraged by his parents, Robert developed a painting style that has been internationally lauded, and his work has been exhibited around the world. As an artist, an art and geography teacher and an advocate, Robert has used his renown to promote environmental causes, and in 1999 the Audubon Society named him one of the top 100 environmental proponents of the twentieth century. Robert was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984 and a Member of the Order of British Columbia in 2001. He lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. For more information, visit robertbateman.ca.
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Robert Bateman, a naturalist and painter, was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1930. Fascinated by the natural world as a child, inspired by the Group of Seven and encouraged by his parents, Robert developed a painting style that has been internationally lauded, and his work has been exhibited around the world. As an artist, an art and geography teacher and an advocate, Robert has used his renown to promote environmental causes, and in 1999 the Audubon Society named him one of the top 100 environmental proponents of the twentieth century. Robert was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984 and a Member of the Order of British Columbia in 2001. He lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. For more information, visit robertbateman.ca.
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Contributor Notes

Robert Bateman's artwork has received international critical acclaim and has attracted an enormous following. His art can be found in many museum exhibitions like the Smithsonian Institution. Robert Bateman's talent has been recognized with the Order of Canada. Bateman has also been the subject of three books and six films, and now writes nature books for children as well. Backyard Birds and Birds of Prey is written and illustrated by Robert, showcasing his stunning artistic talent. Backyard Birds quickly became a best-seller. His talent has allowed him to transfer his artwork to children's books, while helping to raise money for environmental causes.

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, OLA SIlver Birch Award, Non-Fiction
  • Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council, Top Ten
  • Short-listed, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Information Book Award
  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Award (Atlantic Canada)
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Winner, Canadian Science Writers, Science in Society Children's Book Award