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The Trouble with Henry: A Tale of Walden Pond
Author: Deborah O'Neal
Angela Westengard
Illustrator: S. D. Schindler
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Henry David Thoreau, born July 12, 1817, is a man about whom many have heard and few know much. He was a bit of a philosopher, definitely an early environmentalist, and more. This fictionalized biography is a charming introduction to this man who worried about the proliferation of mills, factories, etc., that were threatening to destroy the natural world he loved.

Thoreau once left the city to live alone, in a one-room cabin by a pond, for two years, two months, and two days. The Trouble with Henry tells a fictional story of his adventures during this time and how he was able to help his money-hungry, progress-oriented neighbors rediscover the joys of nature.

This 11"x10", 44-page, children's storybook would be an excellent choice for introducing young children to Henry David Thoreau and to the topics of nature and "progress."


The Trouble with Henry: A Tale of Walden Pond

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