Henry Climbs a Mountain

Henry Climbs a Mountain

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by D.B. Johnson, D. B. Johnson
     
 

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Henry wants to climb a mountain, and nothing is going to stop him. Then Sam, the tax collector, puts him in jail for not paying his taxes. Henry refuses to pay to a state that allows slavery. But being locked up doesn’t stop Henry. He still gets to splash in rivers, swing from trees, and meet a stranger. This bear, modeled on the real Henry David Thoreau,

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Henry wants to climb a mountain, and nothing is going to stop him. Then Sam, the tax collector, puts him in jail for not paying his taxes. Henry refuses to pay to a state that allows slavery. But being locked up doesn’t stop Henry. He still gets to splash in rivers, swing from trees, and meet a stranger. This bear, modeled on the real Henry David Thoreau, roams free.

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"The simple, direct telling is very satisfying, and the stylized illustrations, in colored pencils and paint, look fresh and inviting."

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"...another story about a familiar and unique character whose deep moral convictions are expressed in simple, daily deeds." Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618269020
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/22/2003
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author


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.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific series of books. The illustrations are terrific, and it's a great way to introduce children to great literature. There are five books in the series, all of which are based on Henry David Thoreau's classic Walden. By far the best is Henry Climbs a Mountain, but the rest are excellent as well. What is especially nice, is that even though the books are simplified, they still capture much of the Thoreau-vian spirit - although a bit more whimsical. Also recommended Trouble with Henry : A Tale of Walden Pond written by Deborah O'Neal and Angela Westengard and illustrated by S. D. Schindler