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The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn

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Publisher Comments:

Everyone knows the story of the raft on the Mississippi and that ol' whitewashed fence, but now itand#8217;s time for youngins everywhere to get right acquainted with the man behind the pen. Mr. Mark Twain! An interesting character, he was...even if he did sometimes get all gussied up in linen suits and even if he did make it rich and live in a house with so many tiers and gazebos that it looked like a weddinand#8217; cake. All thatand#8217;s a little too proper and hog tied for our narrator, Huckleberry Finn, but no one is more right for the job of telling this picture book biography than Huck himself. (Weand#8217;re so glad he would oblige.) And, heand#8217;ll tell you one thingand#8212;that Mr. Twain was a piece a work! Famous for his sense of humor and saying exactly whatand#8217;s on his mind, a real satirist he wasand#8212;perhaps Americaand#8217;s greatest. Ever. True to Huckand#8217;s voice, this picture book biography is a river boat ride into the life of a real American treasure.

Review:

"This playful biography of Mark Twain — narrated by his most famous of characters, Huckleberry Finn — begs to be read aloud with a backwoods twang. 'Him bein' an author, you might 'spect he went to one of them fancy-pants schools people brag about. Heck, Sam hardly went to school at all! He growed up bein' poor, same as me, in a dusty village,' declares Huck. Blitt (What's the Weather Inside?) contributes whimsical caricatures in pen, ink, and watercolor; a cherubic and ruddy-faced Huck, with a straw hat and a mop of hair over one eye, appears in each spread, appearing to play the dichotomous role of peeping tom and guardian angel (in one scene, he sprawls on a light fixture watching Twain write Huck's adventures as small cartoon figures of the characters paddle a raft right across Twain's pages). Enlarged and varied typefaces, used for emphasis and headings, may initially distract, but, as with the dialect, add to the delight. Burleigh's (Good-bye, Sheepie) book highlights the life of a great American author and is sure to whet readers' appetites for more about its straight-talking narrator. Ages 7 — 10. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Mark Twain--a real American life...as told by Huckleberry Finn

Synopsis:

Everyone knows the story of the raft on the Mississippi and that ol’ whitewashed fence, and now it’s time for young ’uns everywhere to get acquainted with the man behind the pen. Mark Twain, famous for his sense of humor and saying exactly what was on his mind, remains one of America’s greatest satirists, and his life history is as interesting as any of his fictional tales—especially when told from the perspective of one of Twain’s most memorable characters, Huckleberry Finn. True to Huck’s voice, this picture book biography is a riverboat ride through the life of a real American treasure.

About the Author

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including, Hoops, a SLJ Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Editor's Choice, Lookin' for Bird in the Big City which received the New York Society Library Award for the best children's book of the year, and Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light which was an ALA Notable Book. His many other books include Stealing Home, Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! and By My Brother's Side, for which he was a contributing author.  He lives in Michigan. Barry Blitt's illustrations have appeared on the cover of the New Yorker and have also graced the pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. He is the illustrator of Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds) by Geoffrey Kloske and The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh, as well as other picture books.  He lives in Riverside, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689830419
Author:
Burleigh, Robert
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Illustrator:
Blitt, Barry
Author:
Blitt, Barry
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jacket + interior (reflective)
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11 x 8 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

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Product details 48 pages Atheneum Books - English 9780689830419 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This playful biography of Mark Twain — narrated by his most famous of characters, Huckleberry Finn — begs to be read aloud with a backwoods twang. 'Him bein' an author, you might 'spect he went to one of them fancy-pants schools people brag about. Heck, Sam hardly went to school at all! He growed up bein' poor, same as me, in a dusty village,' declares Huck. Blitt (What's the Weather Inside?) contributes whimsical caricatures in pen, ink, and watercolor; a cherubic and ruddy-faced Huck, with a straw hat and a mop of hair over one eye, appears in each spread, appearing to play the dichotomous role of peeping tom and guardian angel (in one scene, he sprawls on a light fixture watching Twain write Huck's adventures as small cartoon figures of the characters paddle a raft right across Twain's pages). Enlarged and varied typefaces, used for emphasis and headings, may initially distract, but, as with the dialect, add to the delight. Burleigh's (Good-bye, Sheepie) book highlights the life of a great American author and is sure to whet readers' appetites for more about its straight-talking narrator. Ages 7 — 10. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Mark Twain--a real American life...as told by Huckleberry Finn
"Synopsis" by , Everyone knows the story of the raft on the Mississippi and that ol’ whitewashed fence, and now it’s time for young ’uns everywhere to get acquainted with the man behind the pen. Mark Twain, famous for his sense of humor and saying exactly what was on his mind, remains one of America’s greatest satirists, and his life history is as interesting as any of his fictional tales—especially when told from the perspective of one of Twain’s most memorable characters, Huckleberry Finn. True to Huck’s voice, this picture book biography is a riverboat ride through the life of a real American treasure.
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