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Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) was an American writer, philosopher, and naturalist who is best known for the works Walden and “Civil Disobedience.” Thoreau was a protégé of transcendentalist writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose friendship and guidance had a lasting effect on Thoreau’s work. In addition to his support of outdoor recreation and conservation, Thoreau made lasting political contributions as a lifelong abolitionist and through his philosophy of civil disobedience, which would serve as a foundation for leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Thoreau died at the age of forty-four, a result of much-weakened health after years of complications from tuberculosis. His writings, comprising more than twenty volumes, have been credited with influencing not only a multitude of writers, such as novelist Willa Cather and naturalist John Muir, but also the civil rights movement and the creation of the national park system.

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Shrinking Walden into picture book size is somewhat like trying to fit Moby Dick into an aquarium. Still, Lowe's selections from Thoreau's iconoclastic work will give children a brief taste of this classic. Using only quotations from the original work, Lowe tells the story of Thoreau's year in the woods, emphasizing his descriptions of nature,stet comma and action rather than his philosophical musings. Readers see the young Thoreau putting shingles on his roof, hoeing beans, welcoming a stranger; they can revel in the natural wonders he describes--the "whip-poor-wills," in summer, the drifting snow in winter, the ice breaking in the pond in spring. Sabuda's superb linoleum-cut prints lend a hard-edged brilliance to the dark woods--where sunlight is filtered through etched leaves, and moonlight shimmers on the waters of the pond made famous by a young man's experiment with life. All ages.
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  • File Size: 1727 KB
  • Print Length: 179 pages
  • Publisher: AmazonClassics (July 18, 2017)
  • Publication Date: July 18, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073QLBBYZ
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