Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain
By Huckleberry Finn with considerable help from Robert Burleigh and Barry Blitt
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011. 1 volume, unpaged. Middle grade nonfiction

One of Mark Twain's most famous characters, Mr. Huckleberry Finn himself, takes readers through a brief synopsis of the famous author's life. Complete with Huck's customary speech, readers get a feel for both the author and Huck. This is a funny, albeit really brief, biography, but the idea of a character describing his author's life is amusing and the content could be enough to make readers want to learn more about Twain. The language is fun and will have readers chuckling--or even wanting to make up a few new phrases themselves.

One small piece of nudity.

4 stars.

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