19th Century America and the world of Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, come to life as children journey back in time with this history- and literature -laden activity book. This fascinating biography explores Mark Twain as a multitalented man of his times, from his childhood in the rough- and – tumble West of Missouri to his many careers- printer, steamboat pilot, miner, inventor, world traveler, businessman, lecturer, newspaper reporter, and most important, author – and how these experiences shaped and influenced his writing Mark Twain’s writing and interests are explored in engaging activities where children can:
- Make printer’s type
- Build a model paddlewheel boat
- Invent new words
- Capture real human speech
- Take the needle-and-thread test
- Unmask a hoax
- Match fingerprints & much more.