Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn by Robert Burleigh - ADVISABLE

Burleigh, Robert The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn illustrated by Barry Blitt 48 pg. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011. PICTURE BOOK/NON-FICTION. Written in the voice and style of one of Mark Twain's most famous characters, Huck Finn, this biography is unique and interesting. Huck Finn takes us from the early years of Samuel Clemens (alias, Mark Twain) playing in the Mississippi river to his later years of Steamboat pilot, public speaker, and author extraordinaire.
The fact that this book is written in the voice of Huck Finn gives it such an authentic feel. Readers are able to see the parallels between the lives of Twain and Finn. This was a fun way to highlight big events in Twain's life. I really disliked the illustrations. Huck Finn hovering in the background and the bigger-than-life Twain was weird. EL-ADVISABLE. Whitney, Library-Teacher.

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