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The Prince and the Pauper (Great Illustrated Classics)
The Prince and the Pauper - Great Illustrated Classics Author:Shirley Bogart (Adapter), Mark Twain, Brendan Lynch (Illustrator) Twain's historical tale about Edward VI and a pauper who exchange places by accident just days before Henry VIII's death. — Made less satirical than Mark Twain's classic and simplified for younger readers, this retelling is still a lively romp. A beggar and a prince look so alike that they change places but then cannot immediately swi... more »tch back.« less
Mark Twain spun a mighty good yarn about two boys who look so very much alike that it was difficult to tell them apart. One was a prince who lived a life of luxury. The other was a boy who spent his life just trying to survive. When the two meet, they change clothes. As the reader might guess, neither boy can escape from the new identity he finds himself living.
The author does a remarkable job of portraying the boys' feelings and reactions in their new roles. Of course, the prince believes that his counterpart really wants to live a life of luxury. However, that boy finds himself often confused as to what he is expected to do and wishes to go back to his own life. I quite enjoyed this read and think that many others will like it as well.