Advice to Little Girls

By Vladimir Radunsky (Illustrator); Mark Twain
(Enchanted Lion Books, Hardcover, 9781592701292, 24pp.)

Publication Date: April 2013

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Brilliantly illustrated, this witty, charming story is perfect for clever girls, adults and the mischievous boys in their midst.

About the Author

Vladimir Radunsky has illustrated many wonderful books, including The Maestro Plays by Bill Martin Jr and Woody Guthrie's Howdi Do. He is also the author-illustrator of 10 (ten), The Mighty Asparagus, and (with Chris Raschka) of Table Manners.

Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Sameul L. Clemens wrote under the pen name Mark Twain and went on to pen several novels, including two major classics of American literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor. It is unknown whether it was Mark Twain's actual intention for little girls to read this humorous short story published in 1867. What is clear is that he did not talk down to children, but rather expected them to stretch themselves in order to grasp sophisticated and perhaps even adult meanings.

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