Henry David's House by Henry David Thoreau

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Young readers are introduced to Henry David Thoreau's masterpiece, Walden, through excerpts from the original work.
 

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Steven Schnur is the author of several books for adults and children, including Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic and Spring Thaw, the award-winning middle-grade novel The Shadow Children, and two volumes of essays. He teaches literature and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and is the literary editor of Reform Judaism magazine.
 
Published February 1, 2002 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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or entertaining other travelers in the woods, Thoreau is reminded, “We can never have enough of nature.” Richly layered watercolor and oil paintings depict the natural world in which Thoreau lived.

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Huckleberries prompt a 20-page essay, and pitch pine leads Thoreau to explain how ""the restless pine seeds go dashing over [snow] like an Esquimaux sledge with an invisible team until, losing their wings or meeting with some insuperable obstacle, they lie down once for all, perchance to rise up ...

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Schnur (The Shadow Children) deftly plucks Thoreau's own words from Walden, and Fiore's (The Boston Tea Party) luminous watercolor and oil paintings affectingly evoke the simplicity and serenity of this man's existence on his beloved pond.

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