Travels with Thoreau: Selected Bibliographies

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Books for Young Readers

as outlined in episode fifteen of the video series, Studying Thoreau.

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   Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life and Ideas, With 21 Activities. By Corinne Hosfeld Smith. Chicago Review Press, 2016.

    Down to Earth at Walden. By Marilynne K. Roach. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.


      A Man Named Thoreau. By Robert Burleigh. Illustrated by Lloyd Bloom. Atheneum, 1985.



   Into the Deep Forest with Henry David Thoreau. By Jim Murphy. Illustrated by Kate Kiesler. Clarion Books, 1995.




   Henry David Thoreau: Author, Philosopher, Naturalist. By Donna Marie Przybojewski. Streamline Publishing, 2016.



     Born in the Nick of Time: Discussion Coloring Book. By Donna Marie Przybojewski. Streamline Publishing, 2017.



   Henry David Thoreau: Bell Ringer for Justice. By Donna Marie Przybojewski. Streamline Publishing, 2019. 



   A Life of Joy: Childhood Memories of Henry David Thoreau. By Donna Marie Przybojewski. Streamline Publishing, 2020.


  Henry David Thoreau: Who Can He Be? Read and Find Out -- Easy as A, B, C. Written and illustrated by Donnie Marie Przybojewski. Streamline Publishing, 2016.




   Walden Then & Now: An Alphabetical Tour of Henry Thoreau’s Pond. By Michael McCurdy. Charlesbridge, 2010.



Historical Fiction



   The Mouse and the Song. By Marilynne K. Roach. Illustrated by Joseph Low. Parents’ Magazine Press, 1974.




   Little Mouse: The mouse who lived with Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond. By Bill Montague. Illustrated by Maxine Payne. Edited by Christopher Roof. The Concord MouseTrap, 1993.




   My Journey on the Merrimack and Concord Rivers. By Ellen Gaines. Illustrated by Clinton Arrowood. Journal Drawings by BJ McElderry. Part of The Adventures of Elliott Clinton Rat, III. Mascot Books, 2017.


   Finding Her Way. By Anne G. Faigen. Royal Fireworks Press, 1997.



   Dear Mr. Thoreau. By Claire Russell. Fomite, 2020.


   The Wayfarer’s Tree. By Anne Colver and Stewart Graff. E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1973.


    The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail. A play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Bantam Books, 1970. (Many editions are available.)  

Contemporary Fiction


The Hall Family Chronicles by Jane Langton.

1. The Diamond in the Window

2. The Swing in the Summerhouse

3. The Astonishing Stereoscope

4. The Fledgling

5. The Fragile Flag

6. The Time Bike

7. The Mysterious Circus

8. The Dragon Tree


The Alvin Ho Books by Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham

1. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things.

2. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters.

3. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

4. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances

5. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night

6. Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions


The Larry Series by Janet Tashjian

1. The Gospel According to Larry

2. Vote for Larry

3. Larry and the Meaning of Life


Graphic Novels  
   Thoreau at Walden. By John Porcellino. Text by Henry David Thoreau. Disney, Hyperion, 2018.


   Thoreau: A Sublime Life. By A. Dan, Maximilien Le Roy. NBM Graphic Novels, 2016.


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