Mark Twain: Young Writer
by Miriam Mason
Most nights, my son and I like to curl up together on the sofa or in
his bed and read to each other. We go chapter for chapter for about a
half an hour. We are both in the middle of books of our own lately so
we have been sharing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Each chapter or two spells out a day in the life of Tom, and we never finish without a belly laugh.
While we were reading, my son was reminded of the biography of Mark
Twain he read as a new reader. He leapt up and retrieved a stack of
red, white, and blue paper backs from the bottom of his book shelves. Read More...