Mark Twain

Samuel Clemens had very humble beginnings, and after the death of his father when he was still a boy he had to work to help pay the bills. After growing up in Missouri, he went out into the world to work as a printer, a river boat pilot, a miner, and a newspaper man. He discovered that he had a gift for writing, and he set about building a career for himself. Using the name Mark Twain, he went on to become one of America's most beloved writers. Find out more about this remarkable man by reading some of the books below.
Bambino and Mr. Twain

Bambino and Mr. Twain

P.I. Maltbie
Illustrator:  Daniel Miyares 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 9
Charlesbridge Publishing, 2012   ISBN: 978-1580892728
Read the review »
The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According To Susy)

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According To Susy)

Barbara Kerley
Illustrator:  Edwin Fotheringham 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Scholastic, 2010   ISBN: 978-0545125086
Read the review »
The Trouble begins at 8: A life of Mark Twain in the wild, wild, west

The Trouble begins at 8: A life of Mark Twain in the wild, wild, west

Sid Fleischman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
HarperCollins, 2008   ISBN: 978-0061344312
Read the review »
Mark Twain: An American Star

Mark Twain: An American Star

Elizabeth MacLeod
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 8 to 12
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1553379089
Read the review »
River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain

River Boy: The Story of Mark Twain

William Anderson
Illustrator:  Dan Andreasen 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
HarperCollins, 2003   ISBN: 978-0060284008
Read the review »
Mark Twain at Work!

Mark Twain at Work!

Howard Goldsmith
Illustrator:  Frank Habbas 
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2003   ISBN: 978-0689853999
Read the review »
Mark Twain for Kids: His life and Times

Mark Twain for Kids: His life and Times

Carol Sabbeth
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to and up
Chicago Review Press, 2002   ISBN: 978-1556523977
Read the review »
css.php