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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.
Author: D. B. Johnson
Publisher: Clarion Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.00h x 10.75w x 0.38d
Audience: Ages 4-8
Reading Level: 2.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 41858 / Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
Award: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards - Winner
Award: Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) - Winner
Award: NAPPA Gold Awards - Winner
Award: Bookseller's Choice - Winner
Award: California Young Reader Medal - Nominee
Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Massachusetts Book Award (MassBook) - Winner
Award: Giverny Award - Winner
Publishers Weekly 04/10/2000 pg. 98
Booklist 04/15/2000 pg. 1548
School Library Journal 06/01/2000 pg. 116
New York Times 10/15/2000 pg. 31
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2000 pg. 271 - Superior,Well Above Average
New York Times 11/19/2000 pg. 34
Booklist Ed Choice Adu Bk YA's 01/01/2001 pg. 864
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2000 pg. 271 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author
D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years and has done editorial cartoons, comic strips, and conceptual illustrations for magazines and newspapers around the country. Mr. Johnson's first picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, was a New York Times bestseller and a Publishers Weekly bestseller, as well as an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists." Henry Hikes to Fitchburg also won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Books and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire.
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