Following the events of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is under the watchful stewardship of the Widow Douglas. However, when he is forced back into his drunken father's custody, Huck fakes his own death and runs off down river. In the process, he meets up with Jim, a runaway slave, and the two become friends as well as travel companions. Their adventures lead them through many twists and turns through the American South, embarking on a legendary journey.
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I wanted to share this story with my 5th grader and 3rd grader to bring their US history lessons to life. It served as a springboard for great discussions about the formation of our country and life lessons as well. I was happily surprised with how entertaining this story is. I knew it was going to be funny, but I didn't expect to be laughing out loud. I thought the reading, by Eric G. Dove, was excellent.
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