MARK TWAIN (1835–1910), considered one of the greatest writers in American literature, was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri. As a young child, he moved with his family to Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River, a setting that inspired his two best-known novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain and his wife, Olivia Langdon Clemens, had four children—a son, Langdon, who died as an infant, and three daughters, Susy, Clara, and Jean.

PHILIP STEAD is the author of the Caldecott Medal–winning book A Sick Day for Amos McGee. With his wife, illustrator Erin Stead, he also created Bear Has a Story to Tell, Lenny & Lucy, and The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine. Philip has also written and illustrated his own books, including Hello, My Name Is Ruby; Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat; and A Home for Bird. Philip and Erin live in northern Michigan. Visit Philip online at philipstead.com.

ERIN STEAD is the illustrator of eight highly-acclaimed picture books: the Caldecott Medal–winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee; The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine; Tony; And Then It's Spring; Bear Has a Story to Tell; Lenny & Lucy; If You Want to See a Whale; and The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. She lives in northern Michigan with her husband, author/illustrator Philip Stead. Visit Erin online at erinstead.com.

A Connecticut Yankee in King...

Xist Classics Series

Mark Twain Author
(2015)

The Mysterious Stranger and...

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Mark Twain Author
(2015)

What Is Man? and Other Essays

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

The Gilded Age

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

The $30,000 Bequest and Other...

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Mark Twain Author
(2015)

The Prince and the Pauper

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Mark Twain Author
(2015)

Personal Reflections of Joan...

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Mark Twain Author
(2015)

Life On the Mississippi

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

Roughing It

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

A Tramp Abroad

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

How To Tell a Story and Other...

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

The Diaries of Adam and Eve

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Mark Twain Author
(2015)

Pudd'nhead Wilson

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Mark Twain Author
(2015)

Mark Twain's Speeches

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)

A Dog's Tale

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Mark Twain Author
(2016)