This is one of the best of the series, for the Audubon story is an absorbing one, with mystery and romance and adventure. Joan Howard, one feels, almost accepts the legend that he was the lost Dauphin- and this runs through the story of his own incredible tale. A boyhood passed in France, where school and the Navy were equally unpalatable, where studying art under David held no appeal, and where the answer seemed to lie in a new world. But even in America he could not make a living, for always he was drawn to the forests and the rivers, anywhere he could watch the birds he loved and draw them in their natural settings. It was another thirty years, lean years when his wife's faith carried him along, before his genius was recognized.