The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh

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Everyone knows the story of the raft on the Mississippi and that ol' whitewashed fence, but now it’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 weddin’ cake. All that’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. (We’re so glad he would oblige.) And, he’ll tell you one thing—that Mr. Twain was a piece a work! Famous for his sense of humor and saying exactly what’s on his mind, a real satirist he was—perhaps America’s greatest. Ever. True to Huck’s voice, this picture book biography is a river boat ride into the life of a real American treasure.

About Robert Burleigh

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Robert Burleigh has written many children's picture books, including three illustrated by Wendell Minor: Abe Lincoln Comes Home, Into the Woods, and Night Flight. The recipient of the Prairie State Award, naming him Illinois Children's Book Author of the Year for 2011, Bob splits his time between Grand Haven, Michigan, and Chicago. Wendell Minor is the illustrator of many award-winning picture books for children, including the New York Times-bestselling Reaching for the Moon, by Buzz Aldrin, and Ghost Ship by Mary Higgins Clark, as well as numerous nature books by Jean Craighead George. Mr. Minor is also the illustrator of Robert Burleigh's Abraham Lincoln Comes Home and Gordon M. Titcomb's The Last Train. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.
Published March 8, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The “editors’ ” “Warning to the Reader” about the impending “ain’ts” and potentially confusing folksy expressions only calls attention to the dicey premise and begs the question, “Who is this for?” That said, Blitt’s lovely, lively pen, ink and watercolors inventively illustrate Huck’s affectiona...

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Publishers Weekly

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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 ch...

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Common Sense Media

This book presents basic information about Mark Twain, his most famous books and characters -- and a few remarkable facts, such as the fact Halley's Comet passed overhead the year Twain was born and 75 years later, in the year he died.

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As Huck says, this book is not intended to be "some windy bioografy" -- and it isn't -- though readers will learn the basic facts of this famous author, including Twain's real name and the books he wrote.

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