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Donald B. Johnson

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Donald B. Johnson Henry Hikes To Fitchburg
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Inspired by a passage from Henry David Thoreau's WALDEN, this wonderfully appealing story follows two friends who have very different approaches to life. When the two agree to meet one evening in Fitchburg, which is thirty miles away, each decides to get there in his own way and have surprisingly different days.

""A masterpiece . . .The finest illustrations I've seen in years and years and years."" —Daniel Pinkwater, NPR Weekend Edition

""An auspicious picture book debut."" —Horn Book Horn Book

""This splendid book works on several levels. Johnson’s adaptation of a paragraph taken from Thoreau’s Walden illuminates the contrast between materialistic and naturalistic view of life without ranting or preaching. . . . [The illustrations] demonstrate Johnson’s virtuosic control of his craft"" —Booklist, starred review Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

STAR ""A nicely realized retelling of a short passage from Henry Thoreau’s Walden."" —School Library Journal, starred review School Library Journal, Starred

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