The Goose Man: The Story of Konrad Lorenz (Library Binding)

The Story of Konrad Lorenz

By Elaine Greenstein

Clarion Books, 9780547084596, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 18, 2010



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.

Praise For The Goose Man: The Story of Konrad Lorenz

"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