Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D.B. Johnson

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Inspired by a passage from Henry David Thoreau's WALDEN, this wonderfully appealing story follows two friends who have very different approaches to life. When the two agree to meet one evening in Fitchburg, which is thirty miles away, each decides to get there in his own way and have surprisingly different days.
 

About D.B. Johnson

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D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years and has done editorial cartoons, comic strips, and conceptual illustrations for magazines and newspapers around the country. Mr. Johnson’s first picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, was a New York Times bestseller and a Publishers Weekly bestseller, as well as an American Bookseller “Pick of the Lists.” Henry Hikes to Fitchburg also won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Picture Books and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire.
 
Published March 3, 2000 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In an effective retelling of Henry David Thoreau’s cabin-building project, Johnson relates with light-hearted humor how Henry builds a cabin barely big enough for himself.

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His search continues into the woods and then onto a clouded lake (“White fog spreads wide— / it rolls from edge to edge / of all I see.

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Henry Climbs a Mountain, the third book by D.

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This worthy sequel to Henry Hikes to Fitchburg rewards repeat visits and inspires a joyful respect for nature.

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Henry, the bear who bears a remarkable resemblance to Henry David Thoreau, is back!

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Deseret News

It takes place in the spring with Henry (in this case, a bear) deciding to build himself a small cabin in the woods, much like Thoreau did 150 years ago near Concord, Mass.

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