Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

I think this is one of the more accessible classics for upper primary children and I really enjoyed is as child. The book was first published in England in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels the work is among the first in American Literature to be written in the vernacular. It is told in the first person by Huck Finn, a friend of Tom Sawyer. The book has colourful descriptions of people and places along the Mississippi River. It focuses on entrenched attitudes and particularly racism. Huck runs away with a slave and has many adventures. Click on the link below to watch a trailer to the movie:

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