Walden then & now : an alphabetical tour of Henry Thoreau's pond

by McCurdy, Michael.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j PS3053.M385 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j PS3053.M385 2010
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j PS3053.M385 2010
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j PS3053.M385 2010
""I hear a song sparrow singing from the bushes on the shore." -Henry David Thoreau, Walden Henry David Thoreau was an author and naturalist whose book WALDEN still inspires readers today. In it Thoreau documented his experience living in a cabin on Walden Pond, reflecting on the beauty of nature and Mother Earth. Much of his writing, including WALDEN, propelled the environmental movement that exists today. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Michael McCurdy pays tribute to this influential figure and the historic place that inspired Thoreau during his lifetime. In WALDEN THEN & NOW, readers take an alphabetical journey around Walden Pond. McCurdy explores Thoreau's simple life in his cabin surrounded by nature, and highlights what has changed and what has stayed the same from Thoreau's time to our own. Readers discover the animals, plants, seasons, and thoughts that Thoreau recorded during his life on the pond as they gain an appreciation for nature and environmentalism. McCurdy's beautiful wood engravings illustrate this celebration of the joy, solitude, and drama of the natural life of Walden Pond then and now."
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Henry David Thoreau's classic, Walden, was published more than 150 years ago and remains an environmentalist's core title today. McCurdy celebrates this enduring work in a beautiful volume, organized around the alphabet, that matches a simple rhyme about the natural world and a detailed black-and-white wood engraving with each letter. As the pages move from ants, geese, and loons to Ursa Major and zephyr, they also include notes about Walden Pond, Thoreau, and his book; and appended source notes add additional information. Young eco-minded supporters will enjoy the nature details and the tribute to a pioneer of the conservation movement, and the spacious book design, with thick paper, will have readers returning to the pages many times for the awe-inspiring words and pictures, as well as for the message about the satisfaction that solitude can bring: J is for the joy he felt at being all alone. --Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862 -- Homes and haunts -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods -- Juvenile literature.
Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862. -- Walden -- Juvenile literature.
Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862.
Thoreau, Henry David, -- 1817-1862. -- Walden.
Natural history -- Massachusetts -- Walden Woods -- Juvenile literature.
Alphabet books.
Walden Woods (Mass.) -- Juvenile literature.
Walden Woods (Mass.)
Publisher Watertown, MA :Charlesbridge,2010
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781580892537 (reinforced for library use)
1580892531 (reinforced for library use)
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