Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)
by Barbara Kerley
illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Summary: 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 Press, 2010.

1 comment:

Kris said...

This is a delightful picture book biography of Twain -- readers will get a wonderful introduction to the famous writer from the viewpoint of his daughter, Susy. Little "journals" are scattered throughout, adding excerpts from Susy's actual journal to the storyline. I like the "squiggly lines" motif that (I think) represents thoughts and words and writing. And, I noticed at least one cat on almost every page...