Into the Deep Forest: With Henry David Thoreau

Into the Deep Forest: With Henry David Thoreau

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Overview

Between 1846 and 1852 Henry David Thoreau, along with a friend and a guide, set off on four separate canoe and hiking trips into the deep forest of Maine. His goal was to reach the peak of Mount Ktaadn, the second highest mountain in New England. Thoreau, a noted natural biologist, recorded every sight, sound, and smell of the untouched wilderness that he fondly referred to as "all mossy and moosey." Using Thoreau's words as much as possible, Jim Murphy invites young readers to experience the thrill and adventure of struggling against rapids, pushing through dense forest undergrowth, and finally reaching the mountaintop. The highly illustrated format brings the wilderness to life, introducing young children to an important American and his writing. Author's notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395605226
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/27/1995
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.54(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Born in New Hampshire and raised in Vermont, Kate Kiesler began painting at an early age. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and now paints and illustrates full-time. Kate paints with oils, and her rich style has been highly praised. Kate Kiesler has illustrated numerous picture books, including THE GREAT FROG RACE AND OTHER POEMS. She lives in Frisco, Colorado.

Jim Murphy was born in Newark, New Jersey, and earned a B.A. in English from Rutgers University. From 1970 to 1977 he was the managing editor for Clarion Books. Murphy has more than twenty-five books to his credit. He is a two-time winner of both the SCBWI Golden Kite Award and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, and earned a Newbery Honor for THE GREAT FIRE (Scholastic). His most recent title for Clarion, AN AMERICAN PLAGUE, was chosen as the National Book Award finalist, a Newbery Honor Book, the Robert F. Informational Book Award winner, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award winner, and the James Madison Award winner. Jim Murphy lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his family.

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