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Who Was Mark Twain? (Who Was/Is...?)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 24th 2004 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published May 1st 2004)
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Eryka J
Who Was Mark Twain. Mark was a very famous man. He had 6 brothers and sisters. Out of the 6, 3 died of diseases, in childhood. Mark was a kd who didn't really like school, he barley ever paid attention, and plyed hooky a lot. When Mark played hooky he was not alone many of his friends played hooky as well. They went down by the Missouri River they played there all the time, jumping in the river, playing piruests all the time, and watched the steam boats that came by all day. When Mark was 12 his ...more
Jessica Davis
The book "Who was Mark Twain" is a Biography for age group 8-12.

This book had so much information about Mark. For instance, all his jobs he had and in so many different places,how much money he made at such an early age, and I didn't realize all his works he had published. I gave this book 4 stars. I think children who read "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" would be appealed to this book. I would use this book in class if my students were reading those books
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Logan B
I jumped into this book not knowing anything about Mark Twain and when I was did I knew a lot about him. My favorite part had to be when he was just a young adult and actully joined his childhood dream career, a steamboat captain. I found it interesting how he was born the day Halley's Commet when past the earth and died 76 years later on the same day of the commet passing. My least favorite part was when all his family started dieing and his life just fell apart. After his last daughter died he ...more
Parker Cox
I thought this book was alright. Not great but not terrible. This book told lots of facts about Mark Twain and his family. Mark twain lived on the Mississippi River when he was a boy. He watched steam boats go by and some day wanted to be a steam boat captain. One of his most famous books he wrote was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. This book was very inspirational because he started off as a poor boy in a town of Hannibal and just by writing stories he became famous. If you want to be an author s ...more
Ms. Mielke's Class
Mark Twain is a very good book and I would encourage people to read it. It talks about his life and how he went from job to job looking to get money. His real name is Samuel Clemens. He always dreamed to be a steamboat pilot, but he didn't think he was ready to be one. He wrote newspapers and got a lot of money and practiced with this guy, that taught him how to pilot. I thought it was a really good book, so if you like biographies, I would recommend it.
Sammy Holthaus
I thought it was a very interesting book, though I rated it a four out of five. But that is because of the parts in the book that left me bored. Otherwise the book was great and I enjoyed reading about his stories. His kid personality described in the the book caught my attention. That is the part of the book I liked the most, it kept the book going. He was a kind loving man that I wish I could meet. If you need a laugh then read this.
Luke Ewell
Mark Twain might be the only person to be born and die on the same day Hailey's comet was in view. I have listened to Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and they were funny. Mark Twain got a house and three servants for life for his wedding gift from his wife's dad.
Caleb
I liked Mark Twain. Only one of his children lived. He wrote "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer."
Fawzia
Feb 24, 2015 Fawzia rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Excellent book with beautiful illustration I enjoyed reading it
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Payton
This book gave me the life of him.He had lots of death during his life.
Cmdr Bly
i think it is a nice short biography on mark twain and his life
Kevyn
Mar 22, 2015 Kevyn added it
A good book.
Acton
Oct 20, 2010 Acton rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Mark Twain died on his birthday when Halley’s Comet came back. He was born on Halley’s Comet. He had always wanted to be a steamboat pilot when he was a boy. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are based on his life. He made his family bankrupt. He had to persevere to earn enough money to pay his property taxes so that his family could keep their home. He was a good writer.
Lola
Jan 12, 2012 Lola rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
Slightly better than the last Who Was book I read but not much by much. I'm not even going to bother to tell you what was wrong with it. My advice: Read his autobiography instead. I've heard it's awesome and probably funny as hell knowing Twain.
Gia V
Mark Twain is awesome, and extremely interesting.I haven't read any of his books but I bet there good. I had to read this as a school assignment.
Gina Beirne
The Mark Twain Center's summer read for kids. We are reading this as a family, one chapter before bedtime each night.
Gabe
This book was very helpful and gave a lot of good info about Mark Twain.
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i leared about Mark Twain
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