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Walking with Henry: Based on the Life and Works of Henry David Thoreau [Hardcover]

By Thomas Locker (Author)
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An award-winning illustrator and author takes young readers on an imaginary journey into the wilderness with America's greatest nature writer, providing a glimpse into the grandeur of nature through Thoreau's eyes. Full-color illustrations.

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Beautiful landscapes offers a glimpse into the grandeur of nature through Thoreau's eyes, showing how one can discover in nature Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Walking with Henry: Based on the Life and Works of Henry David Thoreau by Thomas Locker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Booklist - 12/01/2002 page 659
  • School Library Journal - 01/01/2003 page 126
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 169
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 90
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 169
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 934

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Fulcrum Publishing
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 11.1" Height: 0.42"
Weight:   0.88 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 22, 2002
Publisher   Fulcrum Publishing
Age  8-11
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  1555913555  
ISBN13  9781555913557  

Availability  0 units.

More About Thomas Locker

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thomas Locker has illustrated more than 30 books, many of which he has written, including "Skytree," "Walking with Henry," "John Muir," "Hudson: The Story of a River," and "Rembrandt and Titus." His books have received many awards, including the Christopher Award, the Knickerbocker Lifetime Achievement Award, the John Burroughs Award, and The New York Times Award for best illustration.

Thomas Locker lived in the state of New York. Thomas Locker was born in 1937 and died in 2012.

Thomas Locker has published or released items in the following series...
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2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > Historical
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > History & Criticism > General

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Discovery of nature when walking  Aug 22, 2008
This is a beautiful book of paintings (a picture book) by children's illustrator, writer and naturalist, Thomas Locker, which was published in coordination with The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods in Lincoln, MA. The full page paintings are reminiscent in style of the Hudson River School. The intent of the book is to introduce children (age level: 7-10) to Thoreau and his idea of nature as a source of creativity by taking the reader on a dawn to dusk walk with Thoreau as he paces the pathless wilderness. The language of the book invites quiet listening and careful walking with an attentive eye to close observance of nature as a regenerative force. It was Thoreau's habit to walk at least four hours a day "absolutely free from all wordly engagements." The book concludes with a page of quotes from Thoreau's writings on his thoughts on nature and its ability to restore health & spirit.

This book is a good way to introduce this age level to the ideas of Thoreau, the value of walking, the value and beauty of the natural world and the value of appreciating and rendering that beauty artistically.
An in depth persspective on the time line of ecology.  Apr 16, 2003
As Tom was forming the images for this book he fell extremely ill. While in a deep and long coma he met Henry and based upon that meeting several of the images in this book were changed. These beautiful images of the Hudson River and in particular Storm King Mountain will haunt and excite you as you consider how this area was formed and has survived man's interference. The essence of this area will be finally synthesized in his next book, The Story of a River. When completed this will give you a private insight into time and ecology not found anywhere else.
A warm and resplendently beautiful picture book  Sep 6, 2002
Written and illustrated by Thomas Locker, Walking With Henry is a warm and resplendently beautiful picture book based on the life and works of Henry David Thoreau. Majestic painted landscapes showcase simple descriptions drawn from and inspired by the man who loved to walk in the wilderness. Walking With Henry is a highly recommended and heartwarming tribute suitable for young readers of all ages, and aptly serve to introduce the life and work of America's most famous and enduringly popular naturalists.

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