Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg


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Inspired by a passage from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, the wonderfully appealing Henry Hikes to Fitchburg follows two friends who have very different approaches to life. When the two agree to meet one evening in Fitchburg, which is thirty miles away, each decides to get there in his own way, and the two have surprisingly different days.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618737499
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Series: A Henry Book Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 132,320
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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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Henry Hikes to Fitchburg 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Henry, a bear based on Thoreau, makes a deal with his friend: see who makes it to Fitchburg first, Henry by walking or his friend by earning train fare. Johnson writes and illustrates a chapter of Thoreau's life with sweetness and humor. His book makes me want to go hiking. It would be interesting to read the book to kids and ask them which method they would choose.
aulsmith on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The author has obviously never tried to walk 30 miles in one day. I'll take the train, thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Henry is so fun and smart. He teaches his friend an important lesson in a fun way. The drawings are great too. I want to know more about Henry so it made me read another book too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...or anywhere else! We received this book as a gift for my son's third birthday. I hadn't even know it existed prior to that, but we are so happy that we now own this book. My grandmother was born and raised in Fitchburg and lived in the beautiful countryside depicted in the illustrations. I swam in Walden Pond and Hiked in Walden Woods as a child. This book helps my son to relate to some of the history of our family. I'm sure other New England families would find their own coincidences!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Henry Hikes To Fitchburg is about two bears who take a day trip from Concord to Fitchburg. Henry goes on foot, while his friend takes the train. The delightfull illustrations of D.B. Johnson together with his amusing text, tell a wonderful story of how these two bears encounter quite different adventures before reaching their destination at the end of the day.