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Nancy Plain


Nancy Plain

Nancy Plain is an award-winning writer of biographies and histories for young readers --- and readers of all ages. Her latest book, THIS STRANGE WILDERNESS: The Life and Art of John James Audubon, has earned a starred Kirkus review: "Like Audubon's paintings, this volume 'glows with life....A superb introduction to the life and times of a great American artist and naturalist.'" Another of her books, LIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska's Pioneer Days, has been called "a model of how a book for young readers can educate as well as delight" [Kate Elliott, The Annals of Iowa]. Among Plain's literary awards are three Spur Awards for Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction, the Nebraska Book Award for Youth Nonfiction, the Will Rogers Medallion Award, the Carter G. Woodson Honor Award, the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, and First Place in Children's Nonfiction from the National Federation of Press Women.

Books by Nancy Plain

by Nancy Plain - Animals , Biography, History, Young Adult 9+

In THIS STRANGE WILDERNESS, award-winning author Nancy Plain brings together the amazing story of John James Audubon, founder of modern ornithology and one of the world's greatest bird painters, and the beautiful images that are his legacy. The book details his art and writing, transporting the reader back to the frontiers of early nineteenth-century America.