Thoreau at Walden

Thoreau at Walden

Book - 2008
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This graphic novel, narrated in Thoreau's own words, weaves together elements from "Walden," "Civil disobedience," "Walking," and Thoreau's journals to tell the story of his two years in the woods and of the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2008
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781423100386
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Thore 3558ad 1
Characteristics: viii, 99 p. :,ill


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May 27, 2018

This short book illustrates Thoreau's time at Walden Pond using direct quotes from Thoreau's classic text. Unfortunately, the book's extremely simple line drawings do little to enhance the beauty of Thoreau's words and left me wondering what value was added to Thoreau's text.

Sep 16, 2011

A great introduction to "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau, one that I can see working to draw readers toward the actual work. Well done!

quagga Jan 04, 2010

"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads." John Porcellino's simple line drawings pair well with brief excerpts from Henry David Thoreau's writings. The book is divided into four seasons, which gives a narrative flow to time spent at Walden Pond. Additional material at the beginning and the end will help orient new readers to Thoreau's work and will point them towards further reading. Grade 6-12.

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