Mixed Beasts by Kenyon Cox

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Prepare to be amazed by a collection of beasts such as the world has never seen. To track down these curious creatures, Professor Julius Duckworth O'Hare, Esq., the roving zoologist, traveled to the far corners of the globe. In this fascinating publication of his findings, the Professor commissioned the poetic talents of Kenyon Cox and the artistic powers of Wallace Edwards to bring his expedition to life in the form of an illustrated field guide. In these pages lurk bizarre beasts, such as the Bumblebeaver and the Rhinocerostrich, depicted in their natural environments. Readers possessing a sharp eye and an inquisitive nature will be rewarded with exotic flora and fauna hidden in each remarkable painting. So delay not, seekers of the strange and undiscovered. Step into the world of Mixed Beasts!
 

About Kenyon Cox

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Kenyon Cox (1856-1919) was an American painter, writer and teacher. His work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He is the author of several books--including "Old Masters and New" and "Concerning Painting: Considerations Theoretical and Historical"--and criticism appearing in The Nation, Century and Scribner's magazines. Wallace Edwards is a commissioned artist, as well as a freelWallace Edwards is a commissioned artist, as well as a freelance illustrator for books and magazines. He lives in Yarkerance illustrator for books and magazines. He lives in Yarker, Ontario, near Kingston. , Ontario, near Kingston.
 
Published September 1, 2005 by Kids Can Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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A chubby “Bumblebeaver”—“A cheerful and industrious beast, / He’s always humming as he goes / to make mud houses with his tail / Or gather honey with his nose”—cruises like a zeppelin over a mass of flowers.

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