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A Step 2 Green Apple graded reader, retold by Frances Justice. Meet Huckleberry Finn and travel with him on an exciting series of adventures down the Mississippi River. Find out how Huck ingeniously escapes from his cruel father; how he cleverly stops a couple of criminals from stealing a family’s fortune; and how, with his friend Tom Sawyer, he saves a runaway slave.
An American classic that appeals to both young and old.
This reader uses the EXPANSIVE READING approach, where the text
becomes a springboard to improve language skills and to explore historical background, cultural connections and other topics suggested by the text.
As well as the story, this reader contains:
• Easy adaptation in American English
• Wide range of interactive activities practicing the four skills
• PET-style activities and Trinity-style activities (Grade 4)
• Dossier: Slavery in North America in the 1800s
• A full recording of the text
In this centenary year of the first American edition of Huckleberry Finn, Neider, who has worked long and well in the thickets of Twain scholarship (this is the ninth Twain volume he has edited), offers a most fitting tribute, for which he will be thanked in some quarters, damned in others. Neider's contribution is twofold: he has restored to its rightful place the great rafting chapter, which the author had lifted from the manuscript-in-progress and dropped into Life on the Mississippi, and he has abridged some of the childish larkiness in the portions in which Huck's friend Tom Sawyer intrudes into this novel. For decades, critics have lamented the absence of the "missing'' chapter and deplored the jarring presence of Tom in episodes that slow the narrative, but not until now has anyone had the temerity to set matters right. In paring back the ``Tom'' chapters (which he fully documents in his lengthy, spirited introduction, with literal line counts of the excised material), Neider has achieved a brisker read. Though there may be some brickbats thrown at him for this ``sacrilege,'' few should object to the belated appearance of the transplanted rafting chapter in the novel in which it clearly belongs. October 25