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Mark Twain

Spotlight on... The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras

14/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
Mark Twain was the pen name of American writer, Samuel Langhorne Clemens. He was born in November 1835 just after an appearance of Halley’s Comet and...

Culture: Jumping Frog competition Calaveras County

14/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
Frog jumping is a traditional ‘sport’ in many parts of rural America. It was made famous in Mark Twain’s story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras....

History: The California Gold Rush

14/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
On January 14, 1848 a man called James Marshall discovered gold in a river in California. Soon people started travelling west from all over the USA hoping...

Cinema: The Adventures of Mark Twain!

14/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
The writer Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In 1985 director, Will Vinton, released an animated film...