Many authors have sadly passed away with unfinished stories, including Mark Twain. Thanks to an author and an illustrator, however, a lost story of Twain’s is about to come to life.
Twain is perhaps most famous for his book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. While reading to his daughters in a Paris hotel, he began to take notes for The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine. He died before he could write the whole story.
Author Phillip Stead will be finishing the story and Erin Stead will provide the illustrations. While it’s about a young boy named Johnny who has some magical seeds, it will be geared towards readers of all ages.
Twain spent a lot of time writing at his home in Elmira, New York called Quarry Farm. One of his favorite places to put pen to paper was in this gazebo on the property.
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Here’s an outside shot of the farm.
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A closer view of his breathtaking home.
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Penguin Random House will publish The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine this fall.
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