The Wall Street Journal on Saturday featured a review of the forthcoming book The Trouble Begins at 8, a biography of Twain aimed at young readers.
Although reviewer Meghan Cox Gurdon praises author Sid Flieschman's obviously enthusiastic prose and Twain-like cadence, she also makes the solid point that the book should probably not be aimed at children aged 9-12, many of whom have yet to read Mr. Twain's work.
For the full review, go here. The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West comes out July 29. The book's title comes from the notorious advertisements for Clemens' first lecture in San Francisco.
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