With gentle humor and a skilled eye, author and photographer Sylvaine Sancton captures birds of South Louisiana at rest and at play in their natural habitat. Featuring funny and fresh photographs of great blue herons, wood ducks, brown pelicans, black swans, and more, this charming book is for the young and the young at heart. An accessible glossary discusses the habits and habitats of each bird species included in the pages.
In this simple, lovely children’s book, some birds are funny, and some birds are out for a stroll. Some birds are in love, and some birds have small families. Some birds seem a little bit unusual, but these photographs show that all birds are beautiful! Just like people, each bird is special. Unique and touching, this book is a playful introduction to the fauna of the New Orleans area.
About the Author/Photographer
Sylvaine Sancton is a photographer who studied painting, sculpture, and mosaic at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She served as the assistant to the artistic director of the Comédie-Française for six years before moving to New York in the 1980s. Sancton taught theatrical costume design at Sarah Lawrence College and worked with top interior decorators, including Parish-Hadley. Sancton’s work has appeared in such publications as Vanity Fair, Time magazine, and Cultural Vistas. After years of photographing the people of New Orleans, Sancton decided to photograph the birds in Audubon Park and City Park and along the Mississippi River. Born in France, Sancton now lives in New Orleans.
SOME BIRDS . . .
By Sylvaine Sancton
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Birds
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General
40 pp. 8 x 8
50 color photos Glossary