Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: o Includes the authoritative texts for eleven pieces written between 1868 and 1902 o Publishes, for the first time, the complete text of "Villagers of 1840-3," Mark Twain's astounding feat of memory o Features a biographical directory and notes that reflect extensive new research on Mark Twain's early life in Missouri Throughout his career, Mark Twain frequently turned for inspiration to memories of his youth in the Mississippi River town of Hannibal, Missouri. What has come to be known as the Matter of Hannibal inspired two of his most famous books, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn , and provided the basis for the eleven pieces reprinted here. Most of these selections (eight of them fiction and three of them autobiographical) were never completed, and all were left unpublished. Written between 1868 and 1902, they include a diverse assortment of adventures, satires, and reminiscences in which the characters of his own childhood and of his best-loved fiction, particularly Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, come alive again. The autobiographical recollections culminate in an astounding feat of memory titled "Villagers of 1840-3" in which the author, writing for himself alone at the age of sixty-one, recalls with humor and pathos the characters of some one hundred and fifty people from his childhood. Accompanied by notes that reflect extensive new research on Mark Twain's early life in Missouri, the selections in this volume offer a revealing view of Mark Twain's varied and repeated attempts to give literary expression to the Matter of Hannibal. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Presents the characteristics and habits of hippopotamuses in the wild and of a family at the San Francisco Zoo.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 3-6-- As with the other titles in this popular series, Hippo explores in words and spectacular photographs the life of a hippopotamus in captivity and presents facts about the animal in the wild. The hippos' habitat, group characteristics, and physical qualities are clearly explained as well as their unique adaptation to life in and near the water. A few facts may be up for debate, e.g. Arnold ranks the hippo as the second largest land animal while other sources list it third behind the rhino and the elephant. Never mind. Small quibbles won't detract from this book's usefulness and attractiveness. Hewett's charming full-color photographs succeed in making this admittedly odd-looking animal as engaging as the other more cuddly creatures in the series. A well-rounded look at the hippopotamus for unsophisticated readers, and one that most libraries will want to consider. --Amy Adler, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, OH
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