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Book Nook: Baby Birds - An Artist Looks Into the Nest, by Julie Zickefoose


Nobody had ever done this before. Julie Zickefoose spent years drawing pictures of baby birds from life. She studied these tiny creatures as they developed in the nest. Each day she would create new portraits of these delicate nestlings. Her paintings of birds are magnificently rendered.

Nobody had ever attempted a study like this one. Why? Because Julie Zickefoose is apparently the only person with this kind of ambition and talent and perseverance. She's also a fabulous writer. After you read about her baby birds you'll have a much better understanding of these feathered marvels. Julie's devotion to birds and to her studies of them is uplifting and vastly informative. Prepare to take flight.

The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by five local library systems in southwest Ohio:  the Greene County Public LibraryWashington-Centerville Public LibraryClark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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