THOREAU AT WALDEN by John Porcellino
On Independence Day in 1845, the American philosopher Henry David Thoreau moved into a small cabin, built by his own hands, on the shore of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts. He lived there for two years, two months, and two days, and wrote a book about his experience called Walden, which has gone on to become one of the most influential philosophical works the world has known.
Walden‘s message of self-reliance, self-reflection, social criticism, and harmony with nature has resonated with readers for over 150 years. Thoreau at Walden is an impression of Thoreau’s time at the pond, with text taken directly from Thoreau’s own published writings. Henry David Thoreau is one of my biggest inspirations as an artist and as a human being, so this project was very near and dear to my heart.
104 pages, 6.75″ x 10″, with and introduction by D.B. Johnson, coloring by JP Coovert; with endnotes and a quotational cross-reference. Color covers, interiors in brown and black ink; softcover. (Scholastic Books)