Donna Jo Atwood's Reviews > The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West

The Trouble Begins at 8 by Sid Fleischman
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Jan 27, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: biography, children-s, olathe-public-library
Recommended to Donna Jo by: Kate
Read in January, 2009

I read this when I knew I would be participating in the KC Star book discussion of Twain's Life on the MIssissippi. This is such a fun book, with the Fleischman drawing the reader into Twain's life, or Twain's life as he wished us to know it, or perhaps even, Twain's life as he wished it to be. Years ago I'd read an adult biography of Twain, but had forgotten a lot of the details of his life. It is amazing to see how Twain used so many little details to flesh out his stories.

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