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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 forty books for children, many of which are award-winning titles, including Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey, which won the Bolen Books Children's Book Prize. Margriet's love of reading and writing children's books was nurtured from an early age through fairy tales and poetry. She works with teachers, parents and children in schools around the world, conducting writing workshops and author presentations. Margriet lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

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Robert Bateman is an award-winning, internationally admired naturalist painter. He has lived on Saltspring Island, BC, since 1985. His artistic interest in the natural world is mirrored in his support for a variety of environmental causes and in 1998 the US National Audubon Society named him one of the 20th century's 100 Champions of Conservation. He collaborated with his son Christopher Bateman on the cover of Return of the Osprey.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Short-listed, SYCRA Shining Willow
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Award—Picture Books
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection
  • Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize
  • Long-listed, Green Earth Book Award
Editorial Reviews

"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

“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

"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

&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

"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

“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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