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Henry David Thoreau: Author, Philosopher, Naturalist - Donna Marie Przybojewski A Short Biography of John Muir - Richard Smith A Short Biography of Henry David Thoreau - Richard Smith
A discussion starter coloring book to help young minds learn about and relate to this American author. Written and illustrated by Donna Marie Przybojewski. 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 Finding Birds Around the World - Peter Alden, John Gooders (SIGNED) Ringing Here & There: A Nature Calendar - Brian Bartlett (SIGNED)
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 Born in the Nick of Time: Discussion Coloring Book - Donna Marie Przybojewski Honor in Concord: Seeking Spirit in Literary Concord - Cathryn McIntyre
Walden Today: How to Change What You Do Wayne M. Thomas (SIGNED)
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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.
Know Thyself - Joyce Peseroff A Life of Joy: Childhood Memories of Henry David Thoreau - Donna Marie Przybojewski Henry and the Runaway Pig - Donna Marie Przybojewski (SIGNED)
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.
A retelling of Henry David Thoreauís humorous journal entry from August 8, 1856, when his fatherís 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.
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature - J. Drew Lanham (SIGNED) Henry David Thoreau for Kids: His Life & Ideas, With 21 Activities - Corinne Hosfeld Smith The Guide to Walden Pond - Robert M. Thorson (Paperback) (SIGNED)
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.
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.
"This Is the Life:" The Diary of Jennie McLeod - Leslie Perrin Wilson, ed. (SIGNED) Canoeing Maine's Legendary Allagash: Thoreau, Romance, and Survival of the Wild - David K. Leff A Tale of Two Cabins: Comparative Stories of Thoreau's Cabin, Nature, and Life - John Irving Clapp
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.
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.
Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place - Terry Tempest Williams (SIGNED) Spiritual Audacity: Six Disciplines of Human Flourishing - Jim Sherblom Spiritual Pilgrim: A Memoir - Jim Sherblom
The 25th Anniversary Edition of this book, complete with a new Afterword. In the spring of 1983, Terry Tempest Williams learned that her mother was dying of cancer. That same spring, the Great Salt Lake began to rise to record heights. As Williams interweaves these narratives of dying and accommodation, tragedy is transformed into a document of renewal and spiritual grace. A classic in the literatures of woman, nature, and grieving. Terry Tempest Williams won the Henry David Thoreau Prize for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing in 2023. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page.
Penguin Random House, 1991, 2018. Paperback, 325 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.
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.
I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau - Julie Dunlap, Megan Elizabeth Baratta (SIGNED) 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)
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.
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.
If Henry David Thoreau Traveled the Southwest: An Imaginary Saunter - Donna Marie Przybojewski 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
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 by Donna Przybojewski. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Streamline Publishing, 2018. Hardcover, unpaginated.
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: Bell Ringer for Justice - Donna Marie Przybojewski Walking to Wachusett: A Re-Enactment of Henry David Thoreau's "A Walk to Wachusett" - Robert M. Young The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism - Megan Marshall
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.
Recreates the walk that Thoreau and Richard Fuller undertook in 1842, from Concord to Mount Wachusett and back. Includes the text of Thoreau's original essay, "A Walk to Wachusett," as well as detailed directions for doing the walk yourself. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Robert M. Young, 2008. Paperback, 215 pp.
Elizabeth, Mary, and Sophia Peabody were in many ways our American Brontes. The story of these remarkable sisters ? and their central role in shaping the thinking of their day ? has never before been fully told. Twenty years in the making, Megan Marshall's monumental biograpy brings the era of creative ferment known as American Romanticism to new life. Elizabeth, the oldest sister, was a mind-on-fire thinker. A powerful influence on the great writers of the era ? Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau among them ? she also published some of their earliest works. It was Elizabeth who prodded these newly minted Transcendentalists away from Emerson's individualism and toward a greater connection to others. Mary was a determined and passionate reformer who finally found her soul mate in the great educator Horace Mann. The frail Sophia was a painter who won the admiration of the preeminent society artists of the day. She married Nathaniel Hawthorne ? but not before Hawthorne threw the delicate dynamics among the sisters into disarray. Marshall focuses on the moment when the Peabody sisters made their indelible mark on history. Her unprecedented research into these lives uncovered thousands of letters never read before as well as other previously unmined original sources. The Peabody Sisters casts new light on a legendary American era. Its publication is destined to become an event in American biography. Highly recommended for students and reading groups interested in American history, American literature, and women's studies. It is a wonderful look into 19th-century life. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Paperback, 602 pp.