December 09, 2010
Would you trade places with someone famous if you had the chance?
The January BookTalk selection at the Mid-Continent Public Library Kearney Branch explores that question with the Mark Twain classic The Prince and the Pauper.
Tom Canty is a street urchin in Tudor England who looks remarkably like Edward VI, Prince of Wales. When the prince suggests they trade places on a whim, Tom finds himself in the middle of palace intrigue. While Edward gets a hard, sometimes humorous, lesson in how the other half lives outside the castle walls.
Told and retold in print and film a hundred different ways since it was published in 1882, Twain’s novel is still the best.
Our BookTalk is the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. Come pick up a copy of the book, and join us for the talk.