Mark Twain : an American star / written by Elizabeth MacLeod.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: A biography of the famous author discusses where he got the ideas for his novels, his various careers, and his personal life.
    • Notes:
      Includes index.
    • ISBN:
      9781553379089 : HRD
      155337908X : HRD
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Booklist Reviews 2008 April #2

From the Snapshots: Images of People and Places in History series, this large-format book offers double-page spreads presenting aspects of Twain's life in a chronological arrangement. Each left-hand page features paragraphs of text with a related quote and picture in the margin, while the facing page includes a scrapbook-like array of captioned images, such as period photos, drawings, artifacts, and documents. Back matter includes a chronology, a bibliography of Twain's books, and a short, annotated list of places to visit. Clearly written, this brief biography offers a very accessible introduction to the writer's life. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Fall

MacLeod takes an informal approach, casually (and speciously) calling Twain by his first name; a cartoon Mark pops up on the pages to share bits of information. The left-hand text pages are dense with small type. Facing pages include an apt selection of quotations and collages of captioned primary source documents (e.g., Twain's notes on Huckleberry Finn). Timeline. Ind. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.