Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature (Hardcover)

Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature

By Cindy Jenson-Elliott, Christy Hale (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9781627790826, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2016



You may be familiar with Adams's iconic black-and-white nature photographs. But do you know about the artist who created these images?

As a child, Ansel Adams just couldn't sit still. He felt trapped indoors and never walked anywhere--he ran. Even when he sat, his feet danced. But in nature, Ansel felt right at home. He fell in love with the gusting gales of the Golden Gate, the quiet whisper of Lobos Creek, the icy white of Yosemite Valley, and countless other remarkable natural sights.

From his early days in San Francisco to the height of his glory nationwide, Antsy Ansel chronicles a restless boy's path to becoming an iconic nature photographer.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

About the Author

Cindy Jenson-Elliott is the author of many books for young readers, including the celebrated Weeds Find a Way illustrated by Carolyn Fisher. She is a freelance writer for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and educational publishers, as well as a teacher and natural history instructor. She lives in San Diego, California, with her family. Christy Hale has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including two that she also wrote. She also works as an art director, designer, and educator. Hale teaches Writing for Picture Books through the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She lives with her family in Palo Alto, California.