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Flower Fables

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ISBN-10: 1557099545

ISBN-13: 9781557099549

Edition: N/A

Authors: Louisa Alcott, Jan Turnquist

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The remarkable convergence of 19th century writers in Concord, Massachusetts may be glimpsed in this collection of stories inspired during visits to Walden Woods. The Alcott family often visited Henry David Thoreau to swim in the cove near his cabin or explore the changing seasons in this tranquil spot. With Thoreau as a guide, young Louisa May Alcott and the other children learned much about nature, but Louisa in particular delighted in another aspect of Thoreau's point of view. The very fact that he called the woods "Fairyland" opened up a new way of thinking in the young writer's mind. Whether he pointed out a new animal track, made a perfect bird call or discovered a bit of a cobweb and…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 1/15/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 6.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a…