The Fo'c'sle : Henry Beston's Outermost House
by Nan Parson Rossiter


Overview -

Echoing Henry David Thoreau's life at the edge of Walden Pond, naturalist Henry Beston spent a year in a house known as "The Fo'c'sle," high on a dune overlooking the thundering surf of the Atlantic on the outer forearm of Cape Cod. He lived there, alone, through the changing seasons, the migration of birds, the howling of the winter storms, the occasional visits of surfmen from nearby Nauset Station, and the turning of the stars in the night sky. During the days, he would wander along the beach, take notes, and think. At dusk he would come home to write by lanternlight. The result was a book, The Outermost House published in 1928.
Now we have a record of that year for younger readers, brilliantly retold and illustrated by Nan Parson Rossiter. Her artwork glows with the same inner light and simplicity that animated Beston's prose and amplified the natural world. And although his memorable prose is incorporated throughout the book, it is Rossiter's skill, as both an artist and an interpreter, that makes him, his year, and the little shack he so loved come convincingly, and poignantly, to life again.

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Overview

Echoing Henry David Thoreau's life at the edge of Walden Pond, naturalist Henry Beston spent a year in a house known as "The Fo'c'sle," high on a dune overlooking the thundering surf of the Atlantic on the outer forearm of Cape Cod. He lived there, alone, through the changing seasons, the migration of birds, the howling of the winter storms, the occasional visits of surfmen from nearby Nauset Station, and the turning of the stars in the night sky. During the days, he would wander along the beach, take notes, and think. At dusk he would come home to write by lanternlight. The result was a book, The Outermost House published in 1928.
Now we have a record of that year for younger readers, brilliantly retold and illustrated by Nan Parson Rossiter. Her artwork glows with the same inner light and simplicity that animated Beston's prose and amplified the natural world. And although his memorable prose is incorporated throughout the book, it is Rossiter's skill, as both an artist and an interpreter, that makes him, his year, and the little shack he so loved come convincingly, and poignantly, to life again.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781567924336
  • ISBN-10: 1567924336
  • Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 1
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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