A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court: Easy to Read Classics

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EDCON Publishing Group, Feb 15, 2012 - Fiction - 56 pages
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Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBookis divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.

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Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorn Clemens November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri, the sixth of seven children. At age four the family moved to Hannibal, Missouri on the banks of the Mississippi River. When Sam was eleven his father died. Shortly thereafter, he left school having completed the fifth grade to work as a printer’s apprentice for a local newspaper. In 1859 he worked as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River until the American Civil War. He became a reporter for the Territorial Enterprise in Nevada and seeking a pen name used a riverboat phrase “twain” or two fathoms (12 feet). He traveled extensively and married Olivia Langdon in 1870 and they settled in Hartford, Connecticut. Much of Twain’s best work was written in the 1870’s and 1880’s in Hartford or at Quarry Farm near Elmira, New York. Mark Twain died in 1891.Some of his novels include: Life on the Mississippi, The Prince and the Pauper. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer reflects many of his own boyhood experiences.

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