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Henry David Thoreau: Author, Philosopher, Naturalist - Donna Marie Przybojewski (SIGNED)
A Short Biography of John Muir - Richard Smith (SIGNED)
A Short Biography of Henry David Thoreau - Richard Smith (SIGNED)
A discussion starter coloring book to help young minds learn about and relate to this American author. Written and illustrated by Donna Marie
. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Streamline Publishing, 2016. Paperback, 8 x 11 inch format, 48 pp.
A succinct look at the life of American author and naturalist John Muir (1838-1914). Penned by The Thoreau Society's own Richard Smith. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Benna Books / Applewood Books, 2018. Hardcover, 28 pp.
A succinct look at the life of American author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). Penned by The Thoreau Society's own Richard Smith. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Benna Books, 2018. Hardcover, 28 pp.
Our Like Will Not Be There Again: Notes From the West of Ireland - Lawrence Millman (SIGNED)
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Finding Birds Around the World - Peter Alden, John Gooders (SIGNED)
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Ringing Here & There: A Nature Calendar - Brian Bartlett (SIGNED)
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Millman journeys through the west of Ireland, a rugged geography sometimes referred to as "the last place on earth where conversation is not dead." Along the way, he meets tinkers, tramps, rat charmers, pig-gelders, and farriers -- craftspeople who have become anachronisms in an increasingly industrialized country. This book is at once a lament for and a celebration of a dying way of life. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
M. Evans, 1977, 2015. Paperback, 209 pp.
The first world travel guide for birders, with the best birding spots in the world described for the first time in a single volume. Tells you where to base, where to find birds, what species you can expect to see, how common or rare they are, what forms of transportation are available, what roads to take, what sights shouldn't be missed, and what to do when you're not birding. Shows you where to find more than half of all bird species in the world. SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR PETER ALDEN.
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket, 683 pp.
Canadian poet Brian Bartlett offers a daily diary from one spring to another, this time in pose. He looks out at his surroundings with a poet's eye for detail, his ear attuned to the ringings of the natural world. Grounded in Nova Scotia, but reflecting travels further afield to Alberta, Nebraska, New York City, and Ireland, the entries take on the qualities of field reports, sketches, commentaries, tributes and laments, quotations and collages. Through 366 daily entries, he shows that the resonance between human life and nature is just waiting to be heard. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on attached bookplate.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2014. Papeback, 172 pp.
Walden Today: How to Change What You Do Wayne M. Thomas (SIGNED)
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Born in the Nick of Time: Discussion Coloring Book - Donna Marie Przybojewski (SIGNED)
Honor in Concord: Seeking Spirit in Literary Concord - Cathryn McIntyre (SIGNED)
Brings Thoreau's perspective on how to live to the twenty-first century. Thomas combines his knowledge of Thoreau's life and works with the fascinating story of his own family's decision to "live abundantly'. The book offers concrete examples of how to use Thoreau's ideas to change our lives for the better. ... Shows that we need not move to a cabin by a pond to live a happier, saner, and simpler life. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Sertorius Press, 2011. Soft Cover, 6 x 9 inch format, 177 pp.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Streamline Publishing, 2017. Paperback, 84 pp..
Brings to life the writers of Concord's literary past. The author's story is also told. She is a writer with a psychic sensibility who sets out to record the impressions that she has while living in Concord. What results is a weave of ficton and fact that includes extraordinary moments from her own life, as well as poignant images that she draws from Concord's literary past, like that of Thoreau in his final days struggling to complete his essay, "Walking;" Hawthorne "drifting into the sea of infinity" as he writes; and Martha Hunt's act of "purification" in the waters of the Concord River. It is through this mix of reality and imagination that we see the link that exists between the present and the past, and we are reminded of the presence of spirit in our lives. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
AuthorHouse, 2008. Paperback, 219 pp.
All Honest Pilgrims: A Novel - Maria Valente (SIGNED)
Know Thyself - Joyce Peseroff (SIGNED)
A Life of Joy: Childhood Memories of Henry David Thoreau - Donna Marie Przybojewski (SIGNED)
Takes the reader on several journeys to Concord, Massachusetts, specifically Walden Pond, with several characters all interrelated but very different. Lucy is a chocolatier from New Jersey who always tries to do the right thing and to see the good in people even if it hurts her in the long run. Billy, her smart but complicated lawyer husband, despises her optimism and is hell bent on making her as miserable as he is. Rico, a biker, doesn’t look like a romantic, but truly is one, as is evident by his relationship to Diana, whom he literally brings back to life. Through her divorced years, Lucy encounters Ted, who lost his soul, and Chris, a country singer/songwriter from Lubbock, Texas, who comes to the pond searching for something missing in his life.
Spanning the early 1980s through 9/11, to the 2020 pandemic, the threads follow these “pilgrims” who are united by their love of Henry David Thoreau. His quotes guide and motivate the characters throughout their journey.
Lucia Nelson Publishing, 2020. Paperback, 225 pp.
A collection of poems by Joyce Peseroff. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015. Paperback. 81 pp.
As Henry David Thoreau goes through his daily activities at Walden Pond, he is reminded of a childhood memory. It is important for us to remember that he experienced a joyful childhood. In his journals, he recorded many memories that were told to him by his mother, Cynthia. Childhood for him was a magical time spent with his family, especially with his brother John, roaming the woods in Concord. He treasured these times.
Written & Illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Streamline Publishing, 2020. Paperback, 32 pp.
Henry and the Runaway Pig - Donna Marie Przybojewski (SIGNED)
Thoreauviana: Original Articles about Henry David Thoreau and his beloved Concord - Wayne T. Dilts (SIGNED)
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature - J. Drew Lanham (SIGNED)
A retelling of Henry David Thoreau’s humorous journal entry from August 8, 1856, when his father’s pig escaped. It recounts the struggles that Henry experienced trying to catch and return the pig to his father. Henry did not have a day quite as he expected: rowing on his boat and searching for rare flowers.. He returned home with no boating, no wild flowers, and covered with mud and grease. Written and illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page.
Streamline Publishing, 2022. Paperback, 32 pp.
A collection of eight articles about Thoreau and Concord. Contents: The Concord Connection ; Henry David Thoreau's Life in Concord ; Henry's Houses ; Henry David Thoreau's New Jersey Connection ; Walden Pond: A First Visitation ; Thoreau Family Calendar ; The Concord Writers Calendar ; Readings from
while at Walden Pond. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Wayne T. Dilts, 2019. Paperback, 101 pp.
Edgefield County, South Carolina, has been home to generations of Lanhams, dating back to slavery. Given their family name by slaveholders, the Lanhams created a personal legacy of grit and affection even in the midst of hard times. Here we meet a number of these determined people, including the young Drew, who falls in love with the natural world around him. This is at once a moving memoir and an exploration of the contradictions of black identity in the rural South and in America today. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a bookplate on the half title page.
Milkweed Editions, 2016. Paperback, 216 pp.
Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life & Ideas, With 21 Activities - Corinne Hosfeld Smith (SIGNED)
The Guide to Walden Pond - Robert M. Thorson (Paperback) (SIGNED)
"This Is the Life:" The Diary of Jennie McLeod - Leslie Perrin Wilson, ed. (SIGNED)
American author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for living two years along the shores of Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, and writing about his experiences in Walden; or, Life in the Woods, as well as spending a night in jail for nonpayment of taxes, which he discussed in the influential essay "Civil Disobedience." More than 150 years later, people are still inspired by his thoughtful words
about individual rights, social justice, and nature. His detailed plant observations have even proven to be a useful record for 21st-century botanists. Henry David Thoreau for Kids chronicles the short but influential life of this remarkable American thinker. In addition to learning about Thoreau's contributions to our culture, readers will participate in engaging, hands-on projects that bring his ideas to life. Activities include building a model of the Walden cabin, keeping a daily journal, planting a garden, baking trail-bread cakes, going on a half-day hike, and starting a rock collection. The book also includes a time line and list of resources--books, websites, and places to visit that offer even more opportunities to connect with this fascinating man. This book was reviewed in
Thoreau Society Bulletin
295, Fall 2016, p. 7.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Chicago Review Press, 2016. Soft cover - 11 x 8.5 inch format - 144 pp.
An exploration of the history, landscape, and literature of one of America's most iconic places.
Abundantly illustrated with photographs, drawings, and maps, this guide is a must-have for a meaningful engaging tour of Walden Pond, as well as a souvenir of a visit.
This book was reviewed in
Thoreau Society Bulletin
304, Winter 2019, pp. 12-13.
May also be available in hardcover
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on an opening bookplate.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. Paperback, 272 pp.
Paints a vivid picture of the life and times of Jennie McLeod, a 20th-century college girl from the mill town of Clinton, Massachusetts. Author Leslie Perrin Wilson presents Jennie and her world through careful research, contextual narrative, and a richly annotated transcription of her 1914-1918 diary. Jennie's distinctive personality, her family, friends, studies, and aspirations, along with the presence of larger events in the background -- world war and woman's suffrage, in particular -- all come to life on these pages. SIGNED BY THE EDITOR.
Moonglade Press, 2020. Paperback, 310 pp.
Canoeing Maine's Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance, and Survival of the Wild - David K. Leff (SIGNED)
A Tale of Two Cabins: Comparative Stories of Thoreau's Cabin, Nature, and Life - John Irving Clapp (SIGNED)
Spiritual Audacity: Six Disciplines of Human Flourishing - Jim Sherblom [SIGNED]
Meet Henry David Thoreau, U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, and other intrepid explorers as you travel northern Maine's rugged woods and waters. In a wild country of ledge and trees that stubbornly resists encroaching civilization, find a young couple padding through the trials, triumphs, and sheer mental and physical exhaustion of wilderness travel severely testing their ability to get along and even complete the trip. Fill your ears with roaring rapids and yodeling loons. Smell pungent spruce and dank swamps. Encounter moose and majestic sunrises cloaked in morning mist. A few pages, and you will find yourself deep in the evergreen forest. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Homebound Publications, 2016. Paperback, 156 pp.
Partly autobiographical, partly meditative and anecdotal, this book champions imperiled woodlands, fields, transcendentalism, a personal task, the quirks of family history and that wonderful human quality -- a grin at one's own past. The author's goal was to describe the building of his cabin and how it compares to Thoreau building his. But this is merely the beginning of the journey. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Levellers Press, 2015. Paperback, 110 pp.
2,600 years ago, an explosion of philosophers in different parts of the world began spiritual disciplines that would reverberate through history and time. Sherblom unearthed these disciplines in his journey from wealth and power to wisdom and purpose. With humor and grace, he elucidates the six principles: Resilience, Surrender, Gratitude, Generosity, Mystery, and Awakening. This book will guide you from black and white to color, from formless to form, from dark o light, and from curious to enlightened. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2018. Paperback, 293 pp.
Spiritual Pilgrim: A Memoir - Jim Sherblom [SIGNED]
The Other "Hermit" of Thoreau's Walden Pond: The Sojourn of Edmond Stuart Hotham - Terry Barkley (SIGNED)
I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau - Julie Dunlap, Megan Elizabeth Baratta (SIGNED)
As a venture capitalist and early investor in biomedicine, Jim Sherblom sought to make a positive impact in the world. At the height of his career, he experienced what could only be called a spiritual awakening, and was drawn away from that success to follow his calling as a newly ordained UU minister. What followed was a multi-religious exploration across the globe, through time and space, and into the transcendental experiences of religious mystics. Here he reflects on his journeys of awakening and the teacings he uncovered from occupying the liminal space of the mystics. He shares these lessons so that others may live deeply and curiously and experience the awakened joy of twenty-first century transcendentalism. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2018. Paperback, 290 pp.
In November 1868, a young theological student from New York City arrived in Concord, Massachusetts. Edmond Hotham had never visited the place before, and he immediately began preparations to pursue the "wild life." He met Henry Thoreau's friend, poet William Ellery Channing, who likely introduced Edmond to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson gave the man permission to build his "Earth-cabin" on the Walden Pond property, as Thoreau had. This sojourn was the first and only time someone emulated Thoreau's experiment in simplicity at the initial site. Edmond built his house along the same shoreline as Thoreau's, and lived here for six months during the winter of 1868-1869. This book is the first lengthy study on Edmond Hotham. This book was reviewed in
Thoreau Society Bulletin
308, Winter 2020, pp. 8-9. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Savas Beatie, 2019. Hardcover, 120 pp.
This colorful book for young readers weaves natural history around Henry Thoreau's life and times in a richly illustrated field notebook format that can be opened anywhere, inviting browsing on every page. Each season begins with quotes from Thoreau's schoolboy essay about the changing seasons. As we follow him through the fields and woods of Concord, we learn about his joys and challenges of growing up, as well as his experiment with simple living at Walden. For middle grade readers and up, through adults. Written by Julie Dunlap, illustrated by Megan Elizabeth Baratta. SIGNED BY BOTH on a label on the front flyleaf.
This book was reviewed in
Thoreau Society Bulletin
321, Spring 2023, p. 9-10.
Tilbury House Publishers, 2022. Hardcover, 96 pp.
Of Walden Pond: Henry David Thoreau, Frederic Tudor, and the Pond Between - Lesa Cline-Ransome, Ashley Benham-Yazdani (SIGNED)
The Minutemen and Their World (Revised and Expanded Edition) - Robert A. Gross (SIGNED)
If Henry David Thoreau Traveled the Southwest: An Imaginary Saunter - Donna Marie Przybojewski (SIGNED)
Henry David Thoreau and Frederic Tudor could not have been more different from each other. Yet both created their life's work at Walden Pond. This study in opposites contrasts the philosopher with the businessman to show how two seemingly conflicting legacies could be built side by side. SIGNED by the author and the illustrator on a label inside the front cover.
Holiday House, 2022. Hardcover, 40 pp.
On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. This book is a detailed reconstruction of the lives and community of this special place, and supplies a compelling interpretation of the American Revolution as a social movement: one that engaged not only the fabled Minutemen, but also women and Black residents of Concord. This revised and expanded edition, with a new preface and afterword by the author, updates a classic of American history writing for a new generation of readers. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022. Paperback, 336 pp.
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.
SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Streamline Publishing, 2018. Hardcover, unpaginated.
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father - John Matteson (Paperback) (SIGNED)
Henry David Thoreau, Who Can He Be? Read and Find Out - Easy as A,B,C - Donna Marie Przybojewski (SIGNED)
Henry David Thoreau: Bell Ringer for Justice - Donna Marie Przybojewski (SIGNED)
A Pulitzer-prize winning biography of some of our favorite people. This story of Bronson and Louisa's tense yet loving relationship adds dimensions to Louisa's life, her work, and the relationships of fathers and daughters. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page.
W. W. Norton, 2007, 2008. Paperback, 497 pp.
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. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Streamline Publishing, 2016. Hardcover. 32 pp.
Henry David Thoreau was a man of principle and integrity and was an advocate of social justice. He fought against slavery and injustice. His words still challenge us to live according to conscience and to act upon the principles of justice. He encourages us not to be complacent, but to become the change we want to see in the world. This book for young readers was written and illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Streamline Publishing, 2019. Paperback, 58 pp.