I Begin with Spring: The Life and Seasons of Henry David Thoreau by Julie Dunlap & Megan Elizabeth Baratta

Reviewed by Melissa Beck (Library Staff)

I found this biography of Henry David Thoreau to be absolutely phenomenal.

Organized as a journey through the 4 seasons, beginning with spring and concluding with winter, this book is assembled as a pseudo-sketchbook, saturated with illustrations, handwritten notes, and historical ephemera.

The biographical information is segmented into easily digestible paragraphs flowing alongside nature facts, observations, and soft drawings, mirroring the way in which Thoreau’s life was deeply intertwined with the natural world.

A treasure for enthusiasts of nature, art, and writing.

Available through the Bridges Library System