River Boy

The Story of Mark Twain

by William Anderson

On Sale: 02/18/2003

River Boy

The Story of Mark Twain

by William Anderson

illustrated by Dan Andreasen

On Sale: 02/18/2003

Format:

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)

IRA/CBC Teachers' Choice

About the Book

The story of the life of Mark Twain, by the same author/illustrator team that brought us the remarkable picture book biography Pioneer Girl. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 6 to 8. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Along the banks of the great Mississippi River, a young boy named Samuel Clemens raced to the docks whenever he heard that familiar cry. He dreamed of exploring the world beyond his river town. Little did he know that one day he would become the famous writer Mark Twain, and write about his boyhood adventures along the bustling river waterfront in the classic stories The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Now noted historian William Anderson tells the colorful story of Sam's life as he grows from a mischievous boy into the enterprising author. Dan Andreasen's fresh, vibrant paintings capture the spirit of the storyteller who will live on forever as one of America's literary icons.

  

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

“The pictures have an appealing luminescent quality. A perfect introductory biography.” - School Library Journal

“Andreasen’s burnished paintings capture the gold of imagination and memory.” - Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060284008
  • ISBN 10: 0060284005
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 02/18/2003
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Historical
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

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