The Extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy)

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (according to Susy)

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Baker & Taylor
Thirteen-year-old Susy Clemens wants the world to know that her papa, Mark Twain, is more than just a humorist and sets out to write a comprehensive biography of the American icon.

Scholastic
From the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor-winning team behind WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?, a humorous and intimate portrait of the most celebrated writer in America, as told by his thirteen-year-old daughter.

Susy Clemens thought the world was wrong about her papa. They saw Mark Twain as "a humorist joking at everything." But he was so much more, and Susy was determined to set the record straight. In a journal she kept under her pillow, Susy documented her world-famous father-from his habits (good and bad!) to his writing routine to their family's colorful home life. Her frank, funny, tender biography (which came to be one of Twain's most prized possessions) gives rare insight and an unforgettable perspective on an American icon. Inserts with excerpts from Susy's actual journal give added appeal.

Susy Clemens thought the world was wrong about her papa. They saw Mark Twain as "a humorist joking at everything." But he was so much more, and Susy was determined to set the record straight. In a journal she kept under her pillow, Susy documented her world-famous father-from his habits (good and bad!) to his writing routine to their family's colorful home life. Her frank, funny, tender biography (which came to be one of Twain's most prized possessions) gives rare insight and an unforgettable perspective on an American icon. Inserts with excerpts from Susy's actual journal give added appeal.

PRAISE AND HONORS FOR WHAT TO DO ABOUT ALICE?:

* "Kerley's text gallops along with a vitality to match her subject's antics..." --School Library Journal, starred review

* "Irrespressible Alice Roosevelt gets a treatment every bit as attractive and exuberant as she was." -- Booklist, starred review

- Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

- Parents' Choice 2008 Approved Award Winner

- Kirkus Reviews "Best of Children's Books 2009"

-Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year



Baker
& Taylor

Thirteen-year-old Susy Clemens wants the world to know that her papa, Mark Twain, is more than just a humorist and sets out to write a comprehensive biography of the American icon. By the creators of the Sibert Award Honor Book What To Do About Alice?

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545125086
Branch Call Number: JX 813 KER
Characteristics: [40] p. :,col. ill. ;,32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fotheringham, Ed - Illustrator

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