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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Books of Wonder)

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Generations of readers have delighted in the biting social satire and hilarious adventures of the Connecticut Yankee, a nineteenth-century mechanic who suffers a blow to the head and wakes up in King Arthur's Britain. The Yankee soon realizes this is not the gallant world of fairy tales, but a cruel, feudalistic society. Ever resourceful, he sets out to modernize and improve things through an ingenious and funny mix of magic and technology, chivalry and sheer tomfoolery. All the trappings of Arthurian legend are here, from damsels in distress to quests and exciting jousts. But who ever heard of knights riding bicycles, or telephones at Camelot? Mark Twain's humorous yet moving classic now features magnificent illustrations by Caldecott medalist Trina Schart Hyman in a beautiful gift edition that all readers will enjoy.

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri. Following careers as a printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, and a brief stint in the Confederate militia, Twain wrote such American classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688063467
ill.:
Schart, Trina
Author:
Hyman, Trina Schart
Illustrator:
Schart, Trina
Author:
by Mark Twain and Trina Schart Hyman
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Hyman, Trina Schart
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Arthur, king
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Time travel -- Fiction.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Books of Wonder
Series Volume:
73
Publication Date:
19881121
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.40x6.86x1.29 in. 2.10 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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