See the Books | Order | Meet Irene Brady | Booklist | Great Links
NatureClips Clipart | Campsite Critter Guides | Interpretive Arts Portfolio

buy now

for a look inside the book

Have you ever kept a journal?
Did you ever go the beach to see what you could see -- and sketch and write it all down so you'd always remember?

Irene Brady did, and her journal is a delightful journey into the wonders of a sunny beach..... gulls drifting by, seashells and windrows of seaweed to catch her imagination.

But suddenly, something much larger looms into view -- a Northern Elephant Seal! From a vantage point behind a dune, the artist observes the drama of the great wrinkled bull elephant seal with his harem of three cows and two calves.

What do you do when a multi-ton juggernaut heads in your direction? You're right there with her, sharing in the spontaneity of her observations and her sense of excitement and discovery.

Frequently chosen as a primer in journal-keeping classes, this book says it all -- in the best way possible.

"...illustrations appear as pages torn from the author's notebook and set the mood for this quiet, detailed study of shore life." School Library Journal, 11/79

"Irene Brady provides nature enthusiasts with a vicarious thrill -- a trip to a California beach to observe elephants seals. Elephants on the Beach is an outstanding nature book." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/79

"Brady's informal sketchbook format is matched by the style of the drawings, which are attractively composed, pleasantly softened with gray or sand-colored washes, and engaging in their depiction of the seals' actions and expressions." Kirkus Reviews, 7/79

"...another splendid work, of particular interest to young naturalists. It isn't often one finds a scientific book with so much verve." Publishers Weekly, 5/79

This 7 x 9" paperback special ~ $7.95.
Only a few copies left, with some small marks along the edge.

buy now

All images, graphics, and text on this website
COPYRIGHTED 2007, by Nature Works. All rights reserved worldwide.
Only clipart images found on the NatureClips clipart site,
may be used without written permission from the artist.