Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn
Despite the fact that Huck is telling the story of Mark Twain and trying to showcase Twain's accomplishments, Huck is really stealing the show here with his humor and lack of learnin'. With passages like this, it's no wonder this book is rife with teachable moments, whether it's real-life grammar lessons or a lesson on voice in writing:
Livy was always askin' Sam to talk about his days on the Mississippi. Maybe it was this that got his rememberies up. There's no knowin' for certain, but in the end his famousest book is about times when he was a boy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (wherein I plays a very important part myself, if it don't seem like peacockin' to say so) tells about the doin's of a boy, sorta like Sam was way back.
The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Barry Blitt
Published: March 8, 2011
Audience: Middle Grade/Young Adult
Disclosure: Library Copy