1992. 52 pp. Hardcover in As-New Good condition, with a Very Good dust jacket. Dust jacket is in mylar cover. B & W illustrations. When naturalist John Townsend set out on a cross-continental exploration in 1834, he encountered more than he ever expected - starvation, sand storms, Indian war parties - and a fragile, black-and-yellow-striped warbler no scientist had beheld before. Newbery Award winner Paul Fleischman's captivating chronicle, illustrated with breath-taking paintings of the period, details the converging journeys of both Townsend and the bird that bears his name, exploring a naturalist's motivation through vivid excerpts taken from Townsend's original journal.