The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
by Mark Twain and Philip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead
Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2017
If you’re a Mark Twain fan, you’ll love his newest book—yes, his newest! An incomplete set of notes for a story were uncovered and Philp and Erin Stead were asked to complete the story and bring it to life.
Breaking all traditions, as only Mark Twain can, this 148-page picture book will take you on a meandering journey through a time long ago. A young, unhappy, yet imaginative, boy, Johnny, sets out to sell his best friend, Pestilence and Famine (a chicken) as directed by his dreary grandfather. It’s a two to three day walk to the nearest market where a lot can happen, and, with Twain at the helm of the story, it does. A delight for the ears and the heart when Johnny saves the purloined Prince Oleomargarine and ends up transforming his own life.
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