Mark Twain: An American Star

Mark Twain: An American Star

by Elizabeth MacLeod


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Mark Twain: An American Star by Elizabeth MacLeod

Best-selling author, world traveler, much-loved comedian - Mark Twain was all of these things and more. He was also a riverboat pilot, lecturer and the first American celebrity. Despite the many tragedies in his own life, Mark made people all over the world laugh. He also encouraged them to think about such serious topics as racism.

Did you know Mark Twain was not Mark's real name? He was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He chose "Mark Twain" as a reminder of his days on the Mississippi River. Mark often skipped school when he was a boy and had many adventures. He nearly drowned in the Mississippi nine times! The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of Mark's most famous books. Mark based the mischievous character of Tom on himself. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in 1885 and is still popular around the world.

Meet Mark Twain and find out where he got his ideas for his many books. Discover how his writing still entertains and inspires readers today.

About the Author:
Elizabeth MacLeod is the author of the Snapshots series. She has also written craft books, picture books and more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553379089
Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth MacLeod has written many children's books, including nine titles in the Snapshots Biography series, numerous titles in the Kids Can Read, Kids Books Of and Kids Can Do It series, Why Do Horses Have Manes?, What Did Dinosaurs Eat?, and Monster Fliers. She lives in Toronto.

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