The Flower Hunter by Deborah Kogan Ray
William Bartram, America's First Naturalist (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)

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Little botanist / first naturalist

Of John Bartram's nine children, it is William who best loves nature and wants to follow in his father's footsteps. William dreams of accompanying his father as he explores the wilderness of colonial America as botanist to the King of England in search of plant specimens. Using journals, maps, and her own vibrant paintings, Deborah Kogan Ray tells the captivating story of Billy's first trip to the Catskill Mountains and his further adventures as an adult, including a long, perilous journey into the remote wilderness.

A bibliography, biographical notes, and list of plant discoveries complete this remarkable book about America's first naturalist.

A Junior Library Guild Selection
 

About Deborah Kogan Ray

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Deborah Kogan Ray studied painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including I Have a Sister, My Sister Is Deaf by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.
 
Published April 1, 2004 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Rooted in history, The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist by Deborah Kogan Ray offers a diary-style account of young William Bartram's (1739-1823) studies of nature, includi

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Rooted in history, The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist by Deborah Kogan Ray offers a diary-style account of young William Bartram's (1739-1823) studies of nature, includi

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