“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), written by: Barbara Kerley, Illustrated by: Edwin Fotheringham, Scholastic Press, 2010, 48pp
Reading Level: 1090L
Synopsis: This is the story of both Mark Twain and his daughter. Kerley tells about Mark Twain’s daughter’ biography of her father in this book. Kerley talks about how Susy wrote the biography and includes excerpts from Susy’s journal where she wrote about her famous father. The book includes details about Twain’s life that Susy knew from being his daughter.
Connection to the Common Core: I would use this book to introduce students to the genre of biographies. (RL.K.5) recognizing common types of texts