Experience historic events through the eyes of Maximilian P. Mouse, Time Traveler! Much to Maximilian’s dismay, the time machine has missed again. He’s landed on a paddleboat that is slowly making its way down the mighty Mississippi River. Luckily, Maximilian makes a new friend— Bogart T. Bullfrog! Maximilian discovers it is 1883 and this is the last voyage of the Mississippi Belle. While Bogie is giving Maximilian a tour and teaching him about Cajun life, a mysterious man in white catches Maximilian’s eye. Maximilian discovers the man is Samuel Clemens—a gifted writer who uses the pen name Mark Twain. Just before testing the time machine once more, Maximilian witnesses Clemens finalizing his book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Calico Chapter Books is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Group. Grades 3-6.