Taking a Children's Lit class for my BA, I picked this book up for a project.
Inserted in this oversized volume are mini-journals, stapled to the book spine, which include excerpts from Susy's actual text in script, misspellings and all.
Author Barbara Kerley firmly takes the viewpoint of Twain's daughter Susy in creating her biography of the famous writer.
The Extraordinary Mark Twain, (According to Susy) is a fabulous book that informed me, and made me laugh and cry. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shelli
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 on February 16, 2013 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