Twain enjoyed Susy's 130 page biography so much that he included passages from it in his own autobiography.
Readers need to have a fair amount of context - both in understanding who Mark Twain was and in understanding the role of a biographer - to fully appreciate the book.
I enjoyed it and it would be a fun resource for any child/student to read if they were learning about Mark Twain or were reading one of his many books.
I have been a huge Twain fan since reading "Huckleberry Finn" in Elementary School. The claymation movie (80's) by Will Vinton Studios had me even more oddly intrigued. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Emily jean B.
Sorry to say we were disappointed with this book. Our 10-yr old is very interested in Mark Twain and was in need of a biography for a school report. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by J. Thomas
THE EXTRAORDINARY MARK TWAIN is a wonderful, intimate portrayal of the life of one of the most important American writers. Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by E. Kennen
Award-winning writer Barbara Kerley, author of the acclaimed picture books Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins and What To Do About Alice, among others, has provided a unique... Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by M. Tanenbaum
An outstanding book - beautifully illustrated, cleverly laid out, with precious stories from Twain's own daughter. Read morePublished on August 20, 2010 by J. Rector