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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Language-Illustrated Classic by Michael Clay Thompson

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is the first novel in Michael Clay Thompson's Time Trilogy. 
Thompson provides close-ups of poetic techniques, four-level analyses of interesting grammar, and comments about writing strategies. They all focus on the author’s writing technique while still keeping the child's mind on the book itself.

This is a novel with riches to spare, filled with Twain’s irrepressible relish for the English language, loaded with characters of all kinds, pervaded with irony. There are moments when the novel seems to be entirely humorous, and there are moments when the novel is horrifyingly prophetic, as in the final scenes that seem to be visions of the great world war to come, little more than a decade after the novel was published.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is no novel for the faint of heart. Twain despised cruelty and violence, and he had to depict them to attack them, so this is a sometimes brutal story, powered by a vision of peace and humanity. It is a great read.

What's New in Version 1.1

This version has an expanded glossary. Edits have been made.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
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  • $9.99
  • Level: Grades 7-12
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Classics
  • Published: Jul 31, 2014
  • Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing
  • Seller: Royal Fireworks Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Print Length: 518 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.1
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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