In 1845 in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau began a radical experiment: he built a cabin in the woods and lived there, alone, examining the world around him. He spent his days walking the shores of Walden Pond, growing beans, observing plants and animals, and recording his reflections in his notebook. These reflections eventually became his seminal work Walden.
In this lovely picture book, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor imagine a special day spent with the celebrated writer and naturalist through the eyes of a child. Together Thoreau and the young boy watch small but significant wonders such as swimming fish, fighting ants, and clouds in the sky. It is a day full of splendor and appreciation of the outdoor world.
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Readers are immediately thrust into the world of Thoreau through the experiences of a modern boy who enjoys a day with the great writer from sunrise to dusk.Aug 15 2012 | Read Full Review of If You Spent a Day with Thore...
Yet Henry has just what he needs.â The message of simplicity and wonder continues as Thoreau and the boy row on Walden Pond, work in his garden (âI like to make the earth say âbeansâ instead of âgrassâ â), and watch ants fighting: âTo Henry, little things matter as much as big thi...Sep 24 2012 | Read Full Review of If You Spent a Day with Thore...
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