A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain

by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrator Barry Moser

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | April 15, 1998 | Picture Books

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In this beautifully illustrated biography, Mark Twain's adventures as a young boy come to life. Before Samuel Clemens became a famous author, he enjoyed one of the longest childhoods in history. From playing hooky in Hannibal, Missouri, to piloting steamboats on the Mississippi River, Mark Twain's adventures as a youth influenced his entire life and figured prominently in his writing. Focusing on the first half of Clemens's life, this book will be enjoyed by longtime Twain devotees--and by those who seek a colorful introduction to the ever-popular author and his works.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 48 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.4 in

Published: April 15, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0152521100

ISBN - 13: 9780152521103

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain

A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain

by Kathryn Lasky
Illustrator Barry Moser

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 48 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.4 in

Published: April 15, 1998

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0152521100

ISBN - 13: 9780152521103

From the Publisher

In this beautifully illustrated biography, Mark Twain's adventures as a young boy come to life. Before Samuel Clemens became a famous author, he enjoyed one of the longest childhoods in history. From playing hooky in Hannibal, Missouri, to piloting steamboats on the Mississippi River, Mark Twain's adventures as a youth influenced his entire life and figured prominently in his writing. Focusing on the first half of Clemens's life, this book will be enjoyed by longtime Twain devotees--and by those who seek a colorful introduction to the ever-popular author and his works.

About the Author

KATHRYN LASKY's many books for young people have received such honors as the Parents' Choice Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and a Newbery Honor citation. Her picture books include The Emperor's Old Clothes, illustrated by David Catrow; A Brilliant Streak: The Making of Mark Twain, illustrated by Barry Moser; and Marven of the Great North Woods, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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BARRY MOSER is the prize-winning illustrator of many beautiful books for children and adults, including Harcourt?s Telling Time with Big Mama Cat and Sit, Truman!, both co-illustrated by his daughter Cara Moser and written by Dan Harper. He has won the American Book Award and earned accolades from the American Library Association and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Mr. Moser lives in western Massachusetts.

From Our Editors

Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens on November 30, 1835, on the night Halley's comet appeared. In A Brilliant Streak, Kathryn Lasky celebrates the life of a literary legend. With informative text and brilliant illustrations, Lasky brings Mark Twain to life and shows the reader what inspired this genius to write his classic stories of Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher.

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12