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Publisher Comments:

“I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain ones self on this earth is not a hardship, but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely.” So said Henry David Thoreau in 1845 when he began his famous experiment in living on Walden Pond. In this graphic masterpiece, John Porcellino uses only the words of Thoreau himself to tell the story of those two years off the beaten track. The pared-down text focuses on Thoreaus most profound ideas, and Porcellinos fresh, simple pictures bring the philosophers sojourn at Walden to cinematic life. For readers who know Walden intimately, this graphic treatment will provide a vivid new interpretation of Thoreaus story. For those who have never read (or never completed!) the original, it presents a contemporary look at a few brave words to live by. 

Synopsis:

'I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one"s self on this earth is not a hardship, but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely.' So said Henry David Thoreau in 1845 when he began his famous experiment in living on Walden Pond. In this graphic masterpiece, John Porcellino uses only the words of Thoreau himself to tell the story of those two years off the beaten track. The pared-down text focuses on Thoreau"s most profound ideas, and Porcellino"s fresh, simple pictures bring the philosopher"s sojourn at Walden to cinematic life. For readers who know Waldenintimately, this graphic treatment will provide a vivid new interpretation of Thoreau"s story. For those who have never read (or never completed!) the original, it presents a contemporary look at a few brave words to live by. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423100386
Publisher:
Hyperion
Subject:
General
Introduction by:
Johnson, D. B.
Introduction:
Johnson, D. B.
Illustrator:
Porcellino, John
Based on a Book by:
Thoreau, Henry David
Based on a Book:
Thoreau, Henry David
Author:
Porcellino, John
Author:
Center for Cartoon Studies
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Thoreau, Henry David
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080422
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10 x 6.75 in 17.6 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 112 pages Hyperion - English 9781423100386 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one"s self on this earth is not a hardship, but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely.' So said Henry David Thoreau in 1845 when he began his famous experiment in living on Walden Pond. In this graphic masterpiece, John Porcellino uses only the words of Thoreau himself to tell the story of those two years off the beaten track. The pared-down text focuses on Thoreau"s most profound ideas, and Porcellino"s fresh, simple pictures bring the philosopher"s sojourn at Walden to cinematic life. For readers who know Waldenintimately, this graphic treatment will provide a vivid new interpretation of Thoreau"s story. For those who have never read (or never completed!) the original, it presents a contemporary look at a few brave words to live by. 

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