Fighting Jane: Mayor Jane Byrne and the Chicago Machine

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 1980 - Juvenile Fiction - 244 pages
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Louisa May Alcott is fascinated by her Concord neighbor Henry David Thoreau. He carries a flute in his pocket and a pencil behind his ear, and he takes the children of the town on nature excursions.

Writing is difficult for Louisa, so she admires the way Mr. Thoreau can jot down a few lines in his notebook when a thought occurs. Through their friendship, will Mr. Thoreau be able to help Louisa find her own inspiration?

The exquisite woodcuts of Caldecott Medal winner Mary Azarian transport readers to nineteenth-century Massachusetts to discover a friendship between two of America's most beloved authors, and their search to find their own inner voices.

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Review: Louisa May and Mr. Thoreau's Flute

User Review  - Cheryl in CC NV - Goodreads

I'm going to assume this is fairly accurate. Just as importantly, the message and the style of the storytelling is beautiful. The pictures didn't work for me, but I know they're apt and I respect ... Read full review

Review: Louisa May and Mr. Thoreau's Flute

User Review  - littlemiao - Goodreads

[originally posted on my blog]... The book recreates how the young Louisa May Alcott discovered her own inner music and wrote her first poem. The free-spirited "Louy" longs to spend her time on Mr ... Read full review


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