Drawn From Nature

Drawn From Nature

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition
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An intricately crafted journey through four seasons of flora and fauna. Helen Ahpornsiri's intricate artwork transforms leaves, petals, and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows, and blossoming trees. Using nothing but pressed plants, this journey through the seasons captures the wonder and magic of the natural world between the pages of a book. This standout title with beautiful nonfiction text will take readers through an extraordinary year in the wild.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, BPP,, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763698980
Branch Call Number: J 508.2 AHP


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Nov 24, 2019

This picture book is full of wonderfully illustrated animals, and done with pressed plants! The illustrations are luxuriant and vibrant, and astounding when you realize how they were done. One could look at this book over and over again and always find new tidbits to catch the eye. Recommended for everyone.

Sep 21, 2019

This has gorgeous intricate illustrations made out of plant collages, plus beautifully written words, all about nature through the seasons. I love it!

Every time I look, I see more beauty. Just wow.

ArapahoeMarla May 16, 2018

The illustrations are all meticulously created, using plants that she has pressed. The artist in everyone will cause you to pause and visually drink up each page. The story line around the changing seasons is guaranteed to reveal unknown facts to the reader.

LPL_IlkaI Apr 28, 2018

Drawn from Nature by Helen Ahpornsiri is a winner from cover to cover! Ms. Ahpornsiri illustrates this book with flora and foliage throughout, an artistic process that I had not considered until coming across this book. And, as if the art wasn't enough to check it out, it is also very well written. A book not only perfect for all four seasons, but old and young alike!

Apr 27, 2018

Amazing illustrations of nature crafted entirely with plants!
Leaves petals, seeds and grasses are the medium of this awe inspiring and yet simple book about the behaviors of familiar animals.

Mar 24, 2018

Informative and beautiful! Every piece of art is constructed as a collage of hand-pressed flowers, which I didn't realize until after I picked this up. The artwork reminds me of a coloring book, but when you look beyond the first glance, you realize this is a painstaking labor of love that shows how much the author appreciates the beauty in the world around her, in every season.

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