Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Midwest Readathon Challenge 2016 - Feb.

  I have decided that my choice to read for this month will be The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Per my previous posts I will give a little information about the author and were he was born. Mark Twain was actually born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens Nov. 30th, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. At the age of five his family moved to Hannibal, Missouri. Florida, Missouri wasn't created until 1831 and during the Civil War had two battles. It's biggest population of 200 people in 1880. It has always been a small village and as the census in 2000 had only nine residents. Unfortunately, by the 2010 census it was uninhabited. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was written in 1876 (of course everyone will also know he is a character in Huck Finn as well). I won't do a summary of the book as I figure everyone knows what it is about. However, I never knew there was two sequels, one written in 1894 called Tom Sawyer Abroad and another in 1896 called Tom Sawyer, Detective. I might have to see if I can find copies of them, they might be availble for free on Amazon as a kindle version as these might be in the publice domain.

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