Fighting Jane: Mayor Jane Byrne and the Chicago Machine

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Dial Press, 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  - Shannonmde - Goodreads

And Louisa thrilled to every word of Mr. Thoreau's stories about elves dancing on toadstools. One time she nearly stepped on a cobweb, and he gently caught her arm. "Careful, Louisa. That's a lace handkerchief dropped by a fairy." pictures by illustrator of Snowflake Bentley. (woodcuts) 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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