Search Results: "Henry David Thoreau"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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
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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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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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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 >

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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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FAITH IN A SEED by Henry D. Thoreau
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 1993

"Compared to Walden, this may be minor Thoreau—but its publication is still a major, and happy, literary event. (Sixty b&w illustrations) (First printing of 25,000)"
The first—and no doubt final—Thoreau book of the century. Read full book review >

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FURIOUS COOL by David  Henry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A mixed bag but worth reading. Those who do will be inspired to give Pryor's concert films fresh screenings."
Biography of the comedic genius, anticipating the authors' in-the-works film script on Pryor's work and hard times. Read full book review >

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SNOW BEARS NEVER LIE by Said
by Said, illustrated by Marine Ludin, translated by David Henry Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A little awkward, but appealing in its uncommon language, unusual hero and kindly artwork. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A Swiss flight of fancy pairs a little girl with a big, white playmate. Read full book review >

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GORDON AND TAPIR by Sebastian Meschenmoser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Dispiriting. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gordon and Tapir discover that friendship isn't enough to find common ground. Read full book review >