The Boy Who Ran to the Woods

The Boy Who Ran to the Woods

By Jim Harrison; Tom Pohrt (Illustrator)

Atlantic Monthly Press, Hardcover, 9780871138224, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 2000


Jim Harrison is best known for his novels that speak wisdom and illuminate the soul. He now turns his hand to a child's tale, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods. Exquisitely illustrated by Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods recounts a childhood tragedy that ends in redemption. Harrison tells a personal story of little Jimmy, a boy who injures his eye and must learn life's meanings through adversity. It is this painful experience that leads to little Jimmy's discovery of nature -- animals, birds, and woods -- and ultimately to his ability to overcome intense suffering. Beautifully written with Harrison's quintessential style of writing about the natural world, combined with the unique illustrations of Tom Pohrt, The Boy Who Ran to the Woods promises to delight children of all ages and will appeal to all the devoted fans of Harrison's literature and poetry as well.

About the Author
Screenwriter, poet, and fiction writer Jim Harrison lives in Michigan.

Tom Pohrt is the illustrator of the "New York Times" bestseller "Crow and Weasel" by Barry Lopez and "The Wishing Bone and Other Poems" by Stephen Mitchell. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and daughter.