November 30 Birthday: AMERICAN BOY: THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN
November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910
AMERICAN BOY: THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN
by Don Brown
(Houton Mifflin, 2006)
Our popular image of Mark Twain is of a gruff, gray-haired eccentric,
the outspoken literary giant who created enduring novels such as The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
once upon a time, Mark Twain was a boy named Samuel Clemens. His birth
on November 30, 1835, coincided with the appearance of Halley’s comet,
streaking across the sky. A dreamer, a prankster, a lover of great
tales, Sam Clemens spent his boyhood years living out adventures on the
banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
Learn more about Mark Twain by visiting the Mark Twain House & Museum website.