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Mark Twain – American literature

By |2017-08-14T11:11:21+00:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Mark Twain lived in the United States in the late 1800s AD, and he wrote books for both children and grown-ups. His real name was Samuel Clemens. Mark Twain grew up white in the South when black people were still enslaved there, and a lot of his books are about slavery and freedom. Twain [...]

Tom Sawyer project – Mark Twain

By |2017-08-14T10:51:03+00:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|

Tom Sawyer (1876) The first time you read Tom Sawyer, you'll want to just read it fast all the way through, because it's an exciting story. The second time, slow down and think about just what Mark Twain is telling you about the world. Try this: make a list of ten times that a grown-up tells [...]

Prince and the Pauper project

By |2017-08-05T11:32:58+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Edward VI Mark Twain wrote "The Prince and the Pauper" about the young prince Edward in the days just before and just after the death of his father, Henry VIII. You can learn a lot about England in the time of Henry VIII and Edward VI by reading this book - plus, it's a great story! [...]