River Boy: The Story Of Mark Twain

Hardcover | February 18, 2003

byWilliam Anderson

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Ste-e-e-eamboat's a-comin'!"

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.

Sam's exploits take him from the printing presses of the Hannibal Courier to the decks of the steamboats that travel the mighty Mississippi, and even to the Wild West.

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.

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Ste-e-e-eamboat's a-comin'!"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 adventure...

William Anderson is an award-winning historian and author whose interest in the ?Little House? books began in elementary school. Much of his research for this book was conducted on-site at the locales of the Ingalls and Wilder homes. He has been active in the preservation and operation of the Wilder sites in De Smet, South Dakota, and ...

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Format:HardcoverPublished:February 18, 2003Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060284005

ISBN - 13:9780060284008

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 10

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