The Goose Man

The Story of Konrad Lorenz

By Elaine Greenstein
(Clarion Books, Library Binding, 9780547084596, 32pp.)

Publication Date: January 2010

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Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) was a boy who loved animals. He grew up to be a man who studied animals and received a Nobel prize for his work. This book centers on the ground-breaking discoveries he made while observing and interacting with geese. His affection for his subjects and his fascination with their behavior illuminate the process by which a boy who had a house full of pets became a revered, award-winning scientist. Clear, carefully researched text is accompanied by warm, impressionistic paintings in this engaging picture book biography, which will have special appeal for young animal lovers and science enthusiasts. Author's note, bibliography.

About the Author
Elaine Greenstein has illustrated a dozen picture books, some of which she also wrote. As a child, she says, Our house was on the beach. I was interested in birds, especially the families of geese an interest she had in common with Konrad Lorenz. A native New Yorker, Ms. Greenstein lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Praise For The Goose Man

"Although geese may not seem like the cuddliest of creatures, this is a nice choice to introduce the concept of interspecies connections, and it shows how a love of animals can become a lifelong passion."--Booklist "These pictures tell the story as clearly as the simple text, whose language and frequent repetition make this scientific biography easily accessible to beginning readers."--Kirkus


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