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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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ISBN-13: 9780881061161
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2002
Series: Writing and Thinking Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

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.

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Henry David's House 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely children's introduction to the philosophy of Henry David Thoreau. Contemplative young grade-school readers will admire and appreciate the observations of hearing fox footsteps on the snow crust, seeing runaway slaves passing through the forest, and camping in the open-air until enough lumber was chopped to construct the single-room house at the edge of the woods. And with most contemporary school children leading stressful, over-scheduled lives, who will be able to resist Thoreau's dream of leaving the rat race behind, in favor of going 'to the woods' in search of a simpler life. 'Henry David's House' is a lush, beautifully constructed tribute to Thoreau's essence, just when it seems we need it most.