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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

(2017)
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A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children's story is brought to life by Caldecott Medal winners Philip Stead and Erin Stead.

In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Choosing a picture from a magazine to get started, Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor boy in possession of some magical seeds, who finds himself on a quest to rescue a stolen prince. Later, Twain would jot down some rough notes about the story, but the tale was left unfinished...until now.

Plucked from the Mark Twain archives at the University of California, Berkeley, Twain's notes now form the foundation of a fairy tale picked up over a century later. With only Twain's fragmentary script and a story that stops partway as his guide, author Philip Stead has written a tale that imagines what might have been if Twain had fully realized this work.

This is a story that reaches through time and brings us the debut children's book of America's most legendary writer, envisioned by one of today's most important names in children's literature.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Author(s): Mark Twain, Philip C Stead
ISBN: 0-553-52322-8 / 978-0-553-52322-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
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September 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Author(s): Mark Twain, Philip C Stead
ISBN: 0-553-52323-6 / 978-0-553-52323-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Author(s): Mark Twain, Philip C Stead, Erin Stead - contributor
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Author(s): Mark Twain, Philip C Stead, Erin Stead - contributor
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Author(s): Mark Twain, Philip C Stead, Erin Stead - contributor
Publisher: Listening Library
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September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine
Author(s): Mark Twain, Philip C Stead
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
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