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I recommend this book for every home library. 

I laughed and cried as if I were ten again, clutching the book with admiration and affection. 

In 1879, at a hotel in Paris, Mark Twain told a tale to his young daughters. He never completed the story but he made 16 pages of explicit notes. 

Fortuitously, in 2011, a scholar at the University of California at Berkeley discovered the notes among Twain's papers in a cooking file! 


I won't tell you about the story, just buy the book. Philip & Erin Stead joined heavenly forces to write and illustrate a classicly vintage treasure. Twain grins with delight.

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

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