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My Contract with Henry

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A mission that begins as an eighth-grade project based on Henry David Thoreau's experimental living at Walden Pond is a life-changing experience for a group of outsider students who becomes budding philosophers, environmental activists, and loyal friends.
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Holiday House (first published May 2003)
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Tori
Nov 06, 2016 Tori rated it really liked it
An engaging story about students transformed by an English assignment on Henry David Thoreau. I know a big reason I enjoyed this so much is because I have a thing for the woods. But even so, I don't usually feel a connection with books that have environmental themes for some reason, and this was an exception I'm really glad I discovered. It was refreshingly different from any junior fiction about similar topics I'd read before (which admittedly is not a lot). The selections of Thoreau's writing ...more
Neill Smith
Aug 02, 2011 Neill Smith rated it it was amazing
When their teacher assigns Thoreau's Walden for a class study a group of students on the fringes of high school society try to recreate Thoreau's experiment in living in the woods. Their involvement and increasing obsession with this lifestyle pits them against the management company that wants to turn their woods into a development.
Brenda Thompson
A school assignment to live like Henry David Thoreau brings some students together that normally are on the outside of the "in" crowd at school. They become the center of attention when they present their project.
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Apr 04, 2014 Edwin Castro rated it liked it
this book is so interstinge by how the kid is telling the story and the more i read it the more things i find out about that kids life so thank you for reading this :)
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