I know. It's been ages since I've done an Environmental Book Club post. But, hey, Henry David Thoreau is celebrating his 200th birthday this year. Or, rather, others are celebrating it for him.
The occasion was marked with the publication of a new biography, Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls. Locally (for me), UConn's Robert M. Thorson published The Boatman, in which he makes the case that Thoreau was as interested in the Concord River as he was in Walden Pond.
Where are the new Thoreau children's books, books published for this bicentennial? I haven't found any, but if any readers know of one, please tell us about it in the comments.
I have been really enjoying The Journals of Henry David Thoreau, 1837-1861, recently published by the New York Review of Books. For some reason they seem to bring me closer to his point of view (or more directly inside his head) than even Walden does.
Perhaps some enterprising person could do a children's book about HDT's journals.
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