The Puffin Adventure Gift Set

The Puffin Adventure Gift Set

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Overview

Four of the bestselling and best loved Puffin Classic adventures gathered together in an attractive and low-priced gift set. From Jack London's tale of sled dogs, The Call of the Wild; to Mark Twain's timeless story of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; to the pirates and buried treasure of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island; to the magical adventures of ancients knights led by King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Sir Thomas Malory; children, parents, and teachers alike name these books as their favorite adventures year after year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142302347
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/08/2005
Series: Puffin Classics Series
Pages: 960
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 7.90(h) x 2.71(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental-and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called "the Lincoln of our literature."

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