In the Belly of an Ox
The Unexpected Photographic Adventures of Richard and Cherry Kearton
Publication Date: November 2009
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Rebecca Bond grew up in the tiny village of Peacham in northeastern Vermont. When she is not having fun painting and writing, she is busy fixing up her old house in Jamaica Plain, Boston and spending time with her two young children.She is the author of several picture booksand has illustrated one chapter book, The Mysterious Woods of Whistle Root.
"Bond's watercolors enliven the rolling hills, and paneled illustrations effectively pace the chronology. The story could be tempted to take a humorous turn, focusing on each madcap disguise the brothers thought up, but instead it stays true to the Keartons' sensibilities. A thoughtful look at two important forerunners of nature photography."--Kirkus Reviews
"In the late 19th century, these nature-loving brothers spent their youth navigating the British countryside . . . Bond’s graceful watercolors depict the brothers as they piece together their disguises and gain recognition for their innovative approach to photography. The brothers’ dedication and ingenuity are especially resonant, and their elaborate costumes will amuse but also inspire. "--Publishers Weekly