Search Results: "Henry David Thoreau"


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HENRY DAVID THOREAU by Laura Dassow Walls
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 6, 2017

"Thoreau has inspired so many esteemed biographies that it's difficult to claim any new one as definitive. However, Walls delivers a sympathetic and honest portrait that fully captures the private and public life of this singular American figure."
A superbly researched and written literary portrait that broadens our understanding of the great American writer and pre-eminent naturalist who has too long been regarded as a self-righteous scold. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Utilitarian of format but well organized and with plenty of grist for both minds and hands. (period photos, bibliography, endnotes, index) (Biography. 11-13)"
A portrait of Thoreau as a seminal American philosopher and naturalist, with nearly two dozen projects that will have young readers marching to his beat. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1963

Milton Meltzer, who edited A Thoreau Profile (see p. 1023, 1962) with Walter Harding, here presents Thoreau in his own words as a social thinker. Read full book review >

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HENRY DAVID’S HOUSE by Henry David Thoreau
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"An editor's note following the text gives more information about Thoreau's life and work. (Picture book. 6-10)"
These excerpts from Thoreau's own journal piece together the events that formed the basis for Walden. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY THOREAU by Michael Sims
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Ably directs readers back to the primary works of Thoreau and his contemporaries."
Delving into the observations of people around Thoreau, such as family, other transcendentalists and townspeople, as well as the famed writer's works, Sims (The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic, 2011, etc.) aims to flesh out this uniquely American genius. Read full book review >

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BEING HENRY DAVID by Cal Armistead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"This compelling, suspenseful debut, a tough-love riff on guilt, forgiveness and redemption, asks hard questions to which there are no easy answers. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
When Hank wakes up in Penn Station, the only clue to his identity is the book he's clutching, Walden, so he adopts Henry David Thoreau's name and iconic work to guide him on his journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM by Henry David Thoreau
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Classic Thoreau presented in a thorough, illuminating volume."
A compilation of excerpts from the journals of American icon Henry David Thoreau. Read full book review >

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WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

"Whether such abridgments are worthwhile is always debatable, but this one is done with such sensibility to its source that it's worth consideration. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8+)"
A few brief but unaltered excerpts, carefully placed in context by an introduction and with ellipses scrupulously indicated, touch on the activities of a year's cycle and give the young reader a first taste of this beloved 19th-century author's account of his solitary stay in a pond-side cabin. Read full book review >

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THE ESSAYS OF HENRY D. THOREAU by Lewis Hyde
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: May 1, 2001

"A century and a half after they were written, as Hyde notes, the power of these essays comes 'quickly back to life for any reader with ears to hear the many registers of their author's voice.'"
The 13 essays gathered here are among Thoreau's best writing: crackingly sharp, like a bright winter morning after a snowfall. Read full book review >

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WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau
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Released: Nov. 1, 1990

A few brief but unaltered excerpts, carefully placed in context by an introduction and with ellipses scrupulously indicated, touch on the activities of a year's cycle and give the young reader a first taste of this beloved 19th-century author's account of his solitary stay in a pond-side cabin. Read full book review >

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A YEAR IN THE WOODS by Henry David Thoreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An elegant reminder of solitary pleasure in nature. (Picture book/memoir. 8-13)"
Selections from Thoreau's Walden are illustrated with full-page and double-page watercolors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A work of often incandescent prose likely to find many readers among historians, naturalists, literary scholars, and, most of all, those who have long loved and learned from the author of Walden and other beloved texts. (Line drawings throughout; 3 facsimile manuscript pages.)"
A work that has escaped publication since Thoreau wrote it, Wild Fruits will only strengthen the author's renown for his unique voice. Read full book review >