You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
D. B. Johnson has written a series of children’s books based on the life of Henry David Thoreau. Henry Climbs a Mountain is the third of five Henry books. Johnson’s Henry is an anthropomorphized bear who goes on a series of adventures in the Concord area.
Taken from the inside of the book:
Henry wants to climb a mountain, and nothing is going to stop him, Then Sam, the tax collector, puts him in jail. But being locked up doesn’t stop Henry. He still gets to splash in rivers, swing from trees, and meet a stranger. This bear, modeled on the real Henry David Thoreau, roams free.
D. B. Johnson’s magical Henry story will lead you on a journey you won’t soon forget.
Henry Climbs a Mountain was written in 2003 and has 32 beautifully illustrated and well-written pages. You can find this book and others by the author on Amazon.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting some information about the other Henry books by Johnson.
A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.