Henry David's Houseby Steven Schnur, Peter M. Fiore
Young readers are introduced to Henry David Thoreau's masterpiece, Walden, through excerpts from the original work.
- Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.14(w) x 12.04(h) x 0.23(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet 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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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.