When I picked up this book up and saw Barbara Kerley's name, I knew I would love it. It's inventive, thoughtful, and beautifully illustrated. Edwin Fotheringham's unique style capture's the mystery of Mark Twain's life perfectly.
What I love most about this book is the addition of Suzy's words... and, as the book plate says, "This is a frank biographer and an honest one; she uses no sandpaper on me!" Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
You know Barbara Kerley, I'm sure. If not, here are some of my other favorites:
Wow, thank you so much for the kind words about the book -- I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
Readers of your blog may be interested to know that I have classroom/exploration activities for all my books via the teacher page on my web site:
A new feature is a one-page, printable sheet called "Writing an Extraordinary Biography" with tips for budding biographers.
Thanks for the email! I hope people will check out your website! I can't wait to read this book with my third graders! Take good care! PatrickReplyDelete