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Henry’s friends learn that you can work hard and love what you do in this installment of the New York Times best-selling series inspired by the life of Henry David Thoreau.
“With a quiet humor and attention to natural settings, Johnson respectfully conveys Thoreau’s philosophy of simplicity.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Does it still count as hard work if you are also having fun?
Without Henry the bear, inspired by Henry David Thoreau, wildflowers would go unwatered, rivers would have no crossing stones, and storms would come without warning. His friends try to convince him that he’s not “doing anything,” but Henry finds his work more rewarding than getting paid. Henry Works flows through morning’s mist to evening’s glow, when Henry’s most important work is revealed!
A celebration of nature and hard work that comes in many shapes and sizes.
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 lives in New Hampshire.