A Kansas BestiaryBook - 2012
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Somehow I’ve made it through half my life without knowing bird songs, classical music, or trees. It’s stunning to ponder how much I’ve missed over the years whenever I heard birds and left it at the simple thought, “Oh. Birds.” Same goes for my typical reaction to the magnum opus of any given legendary composer: “Huh, classical music.” Did I just drive by the last stand of old growth… (more)
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LPL_ShirleyB Feb 08, 2018
Also picked up after recommendation at October NBC meeting. Trish said: "WONDERFUL from cover to cover. Illustrations are beautiful and really connect to the Kansas world & history. I first had to look up the word - Bestiary. So fitting. Although I am quite familiar, I learned so many... Read More »
LPL_ShirleyB Apr 01, 2016
Heartfelt knowledge of Kansas wildlife is beautifully illustrated! This recent natural history classic was coauthored by Jake Vail and Doug Hitt. The beautiful illustrations were created by Lisa Grossman. This book was recognized as a 2013 Kansas Notable Book by the Kansas Center for the Book.
As a fan of Kansas and a fan of Kansas authors Jake Vail and Doug Hitt, this book is at the top of the my list. Beautiful illustrations rounds out this poetic bestiary.
This natural history classic was coauthored by two Lawrencians, Jake Vail and Doug Hitt. The beautiful illustrations were also created by another Lawrencian, Lisa Grossman.
Several migratory and non-migratory birds are included in this collection of 15 animals that "say" Kansas. A Kansas Notable Book, co-written by a Lawrence librarian.