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Mark Twain was born in 1835. His real name was Samuel Clemens. He grew
up in a small town near the Mississippi River. In 1850 he got a job
as a journalist. He traveled all over the world. His travel essays became
very popular. In 1863 he adopted the name Mark Twain.
In 1876 Twain wrote a novel called The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It
told about a boys life in a Mississippi River town. Eight years
later, he wrote a novel about Tom Sawyers friend. It was called
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Twain wrote about serious issues, but with humor. He died in 1910, but
Mark Twain lives on through his wonderful books.
- Graded Readings from American History
52 People Who Made A Difference
by: Michael Ryall
Bio-Sketches for Reading, Telling, Listening, Writing, and Research
Levels: Grade 4 to Adult.
E.S.L. : Beginning to Intermediate