November 30, 1835: Samuel Langhorne Clemens: THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN BY HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain
November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910

by Robert Burleigh
Illustrated by Barry Blitt
(Atheneum Books, 2011)

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.

See The Mark Twain House & Museum for more information about Samuel Clemens. 

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