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Daniel on the Run: Louisa, Will, and the Underground Railroad - Claiborne Dawes
A book for young readers. This adventure finds Will Crawford of Concord, Massachusetts, teaming up with his feisty young neighbor, Louisa May Alcott, to help a fugitive slave boy named Daniel escape to freedom. They learn from Daniel about his difficulties in getting to safety in Canada, and at the same time learn of their families' assistance on the Underground Railroad. Will Daniel find his brother Jonah in time to continue his escape?
Discovery Enterprises, 2001. Paperback, 40 pp.
Henry David Thoreau: Author, Philosopher, Naturalist - Donna Marie Przybojewski
A discussion starter coloring book to help young minds learn about and relate to this American author.
Written and illustrated by Donna Marie
Streamline Publishing, 2016. Paperback, 8 x 11 inch format, 48 pp.
Basket Weaving 101
Basket Weaving 101. This kit includes everything needed to wave a basket: simple instructions with photo illustrations, clothespins, a Popsicle stick, colored reed for creating designs, and a gift tag. You supply scissors, a dab of glue, and a little imagination.
My Journey on the Merrimack and Concord Rivers - Ellen Gaines, Clinton Arrowood, BJ McElderry
Part of the "The Adventures of Elliott Clinton Rat, III. Inspired by Henry Thoreau's
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
, Elliott Clinton Rat and his daredevil brother Bew set out on a raft to seek a simpler life. Along the way, they meet a host of memorable characters and have adventures that lead them to the river's end. For middle grade readers. With text by Ellen Gaines, illustrations by Clinton Arrowood, and journal drawings by BJ McElderry. Comes with a free bookmark.
Mascot Books, 2017. Paperback, 95 pp.
Born in the Nick of Time: Discussion Coloring Book - Donna Marie Przybojewski
A discussion starter coloring book to teach children about the life, family, and friends of American author Henry David Thoreau. Written & Illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2017. Paperback, 84 pp..
Into the Deep Forest with Henry David Thoreau - Jim Murphy, Kate Kiesler
An early biography for younger readers. Follows Henry David Thoreau and two companions on their struggle through the Maine wilderness. Uses Thoreau's own journal entries (illustrated by Kate Kiesler's oil paintings and pencil drawings) to share a true adventure story, filled with suspense and the thrill of discovery.
Clarion Books, 1995. Hardcover, 39 pp.
Henry and the Huckleberries: A visit with Mr. Thoreau at Walden Pond - Sally Sanford, Ilse Plume
Henry Thoreau takes his young friends berry picking near Walden Pond and turns a mishap into a gentle lesson about nature. Based on a true story, this delightful and beautifully illustrated work of "reality fiction" uses a technique inspired by Louisa May Alcott, who is portrayed as a child in the book. With text by Thoreau and Sally Sanford, and illustrations by Ilse Plume.
Prospecta Press, 2016. Hardcover, unpaginated.
Henry David Thoreau, Who Can He Be? Read and Find Out - Easy as A,B,C - Donna Marie Przybojewski
A children's A-B-C book that explores the life and writings of Henry David Thoreau. With full color illustrations on each page. Written and Illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2016. Hardcover. 32 pp.
If Henry David Thoreau Traveled the Southwest: An Imaginary Saunter - Donna Marie Przybojewski
As one who first suggested that land be preserved for instruction and recreation, Henry goes on an imaginary saunter to various national parks in the Southwest. A children's picture book written and illustrated b
y Donna Przybojewski.
Streamline Publishing, 2018. Hardcover, unpaginated.
Thoreau: A Sublime Life - A. Dan, Maximilien Le Roy
This graphic novel biography relates the forward looking inspirational life of the great author, philosopher and pioneering ecologist, Henry David Thoreau. Includes a more traditional biographical summary by Michael Granger.
NBM Graphic Novels, 2016. Hardcover, 86 pp.
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