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433192: Who Was Mark Twain? Who Was Mark Twain?
By April Prince / Grosset & Dunlap

A humorist, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. Best known as the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, not unlike his protagonist, Huck, has a restless spirit. He found adventure prospecting for silver in Nevada, navigating steamboats down the Mississippi, and making people laugh around the world. But Twain also had a serious streak and decried racism and injustice. His fascinating life is captured candidly in this enjoyable biography.

742682: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer # 3: The Birthday Boy The Adventures of Tom Sawyer # 3: The Birthday Boy
By Mark Twain, Catherine Nichols & Amy Bates / Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

It isn't nice to tell a lie... even when you're trying to help someone. That's the lesson Tom-and young readers-learn in his latest entertaining adventure. It's Tom's brother's birthday, so when he accidentally breaks the sugar bowl, Tom takes the blame. But Aunt Polly saw what actually happened, and now both boys are in trouble. Will they find a way to make things right?

Webmaster's note: This is an easy reader for beginning students.

814454: Authors Card Game Authors Card Game
By U.s. Games Systems, Inc.

This classic literary card game has been a favorite for over 130 years among players of all ages. The Authors and More card series is a classic collection perfectly suited as learning tools-easy to play and lots of fun too! This deck includes color portraits of 13 honored individuals and highlights their achievements: Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Shakespeare, James Fenimore Cooper, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry W. Longfellow, Sir Walter Scott, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Louisa May Alcott, and Edgar Allan Poe. Includes instructions. Suitable for most card games.


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Mark Twain seated statue, Mark Twain Elementary School, Houston, Texas
Mark Twain house in Hartford, Connecticut
Mark Twain boyhood home
Tree slab of the "Mark Twain" tree
Stump of "Mark Twain" which was cut down
The story of the Mark Twain tree
Mark Twain sculpture
Mark Twain stone sculpture
Mark Twain Museum
Huck Finn quilt
Mark Twain house and museum
Wax Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
London Royal Wax Museum
Mark Twain sculpture
History statues, Wichita, Kansas

Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 1 at the museum
Mark Twain museum
Norman Rockwell painting of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain museum
Mark Twain house and museum, set of pictures (flickr cliff 1006)
Mark Twain set of pictures (flickr Lance and Erin)
Mark Twain set of pictures (flickr The Cawley Family)
Mark Twain set of pictures (flickr sk0t)