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Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature

by Margriet Ruurs, by (artist) Robert Bateman

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Description

Celebrated artist Robert Bateman is renowned internationally for bringing the natural “world to life on the canvas. A naturalist and painter from his youth, Robert has for decades used his recognition to shed light on environmental issues and advocate for animal welfare.
Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature is the story of how a young child achieved his dream of painting the world around him and became one of Canada's most famous artists.
Using Robert's own personal photographs, sketches and artwork, author Margriet Ruurs weaves a simple story of inspiration and encouragement. A story to motivate all the budding artists and naturalists in your life, with proceeds benefiting The Bateman Foundation.

About the Authors
Margriet Ruurs is the author of many award-winning books for children. She enjoys speaking about reading and writing to students at schools around the world. Her adventures have taken her to such countries as Myanmar, Pakistan, Laos, Tanzania and many others. Margriet was born in the Netherlands but has been a Canadian for most of her life. She lives with her family on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
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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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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Short-listed, SYCRA Shining Willow
  • Long-listed, Green Earth Book Award
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Award—Picture Books
  • Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize
Editorial Reviews

"Text was brief, but informative and gave Robert Bateman's stunning photography, etchings, and paintings the limelight they deserved throughout the story."

— Youth Services Book Review

“Bateman’s notebooks, family-album photographs, and realistic artwork provides the perfect accompaniment to the story told. Ever a conservationist, this book pays homage to his tireless work, his incredible artistic legacy, and his enduing fascination with the world.”

— Sal's Fiction Addiction

&quotExcellent.&quot

— Resource Links

"This handsome book will interest readers who appreciate Bateman's work and, beyond that, may inspire kids to follow their own artistic dreams."

— Booklist

"Great for sharing…The basic details and highly visual presentation of Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature will introduce the youngest listeners to an inspiring story before they encounter more about this acclaimed naturalist…Highly Recommended."

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Immersive…The many fine details in the images alone are a commentary on [Bateman's] work ethic, as well as his respect and passion for his subjects…Bateman's conservationist philosophy comes across clearly…[and] is offered as a rallying cry for us all."

— Quill & Quire

“Masterful photorealistic paintings of polar bears, puffins, and the like make for a visually absorbing picture book.”

— The Horn Book Online

"This is great for art classes, art lovers and those who love nature."

— Kiss the Book blog

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